# Type signature

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− | that tells, what is the type of a variable. | + | that tells, what is the [[type]] of a [[variable]]. |

In the example <hask>inc</hask> is the variable and <hask>Num a => a -> a</hask> is its type, | In the example <hask>inc</hask> is the variable and <hask>Num a => a -> a</hask> is its type, | ||

− | namely a function type. | + | namely a [[function]] type. |

It is considered [[Type signatures as good style|good style]] to add a type signature to every [[top-level variable]]. | It is considered [[Type signatures as good style|good style]] to add a type signature to every [[top-level variable]]. |

## Revision as of 00:16, 30 December 2010

A **type signature** is a line like

inc :: Num a => a -> a

that tells, what is the type of a variable.

In the exampleinc

Num a => a -> a

namely a function type.

It is considered good style to add a type signature to every top-level variable.