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A varient lets you use a single variable to store many types of data (a pointer to an object, an integer, a float, a string) and convert between them. They are useful in areas like database programming, however they are *slow* (basically every read/write requires a background code to be perform to determine what format the data is currently stored in and what format it must be converted to).

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