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Learning Dart - Second Edition by Ivo Balbaert

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Built-in types and their methods

Like Ruby, Dart is a purely object-oriented (OO) language, so every variable in Dart points to an object and there are no primitive types like in Java or C#. Every variable is an instance of a class (that inherits from the Object base class) and has a type and, when uninitialized, has the null value. However, for easy use, Dart has built-in types for the numbers, Booleans, and Strings defined in dart:core that look and behave like primitive types; that is, they can be made with literal values and have the basic operations that you would expect (to make it clear, we will use full typing in builtin_types.dart, but we could have used var as well).

A String (notice the capital) is a sequence of Unicode (UTF-16) characters, ...

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