Generation Programming

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Fourth-generation Programming Language
... The term fourth-generation programming language (1970s-1990) (abbreviated 4GL) is better understood to be a fourth generation environment packages of systems ... A very high level programming language and a development environment or 'Analyst Workbench' designed with a central data dictionary system, a library of ... The natural-language, block-structured mode of the third-generation programming languages improved the process of software development ...
Second-generation Programming Language
... Second-generation programming language is a generational way to categorise assembly languages ... The term was coined to provide a distinction from higher level third-generation programming languages (3GL) such as COBOL and earlier machine code languages ... Second-generation programming languages have the following properties The code can be read and written by a programmer ...
Fifth-generation Programming Language
... A fifth-generation programming language (abbreviated 5GL) is a programming language based on solving problems using constraints given to the program, rather than using an algorithm written by a programmer ... Most constraint-based and logic programming languages and some declarative languages are fifth-generation languages ... While fourth-generation programming languages are designed to build specific programs, fifth-generation languages are designed to make the computer solve a given problem without the programmer ...

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