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Are there any benefits to an Option type in a dynamically-typed language?

Going off of this question about the difference between nullable types and optional types, I notice that no mainstream dynamically typed language has ever gone for an explicitly-boxed ...
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What are the pros and cons of an Option type in comparison to nullable types?

There seem to be two main ways that languages handle the same concept: Nullable types, like Kotlin, C#, and many other OOP languages Options, like Rust and Haskell,...
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