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Pony’s type system is what makes it special. There’s plenty to love about it otherwise but, in the end, it’s the type system that contains much of what makes Pony novel. In this chapter, we are going to explore the basics of the type system. If you worked with a statically typed language before, there shouldn’t be anything surprising to you. By the time you’ve finished this chapter, you should have a handle on basics of the Pony type system.