What is programming language?

  • (noun): (computer science) a language designed for programming computers.
    Synonyms: programing language

Programming Language

A programming language is an artificial language designed to communicate instructions to a machine, particularly a computer. Programming languages can be used to create programs that control the behavior of a machine and/or to express algorithms precisely.

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Programming Language - History - Consolidation and Growth
... C++ combined object-oriented and systems programming ... The United States government standardized Ada, a systems programming language derived from Pascal and intended for use by defense contractors ... sums were spent investigating so-called "fifth generation" languages that incorporated logic programming constructs ...
SAS Language - Components
... SAS Language has separate sub components called the Output Delivery System (ODS), SAS Macro Language, and SAS SQL steps ... The SAS Macro language is used for repeatable steps ... A illustrative example of SAS Macro Language is below ...
COLA (software Architecture) - Description
... A COLA is designed to be the simplest possible language which can be described in itself, so that the implementation exactly describes itself ... This object system is turned into a useful programming language by complementing it with a functional language describing what each object's methods do ... The methods called from the object language are closures running a functional programming language ...
List Of Programming Language Researchers
... The following is list of researchers of programming language theory, design, implementation, and related areas ... Abrahams, former president of ACM, developer of SPLASH systems programming language John Backus, leader of the team that developed FORTRAN, developer of BNF Friedrich L ... James Gosling, father of the Java programming language ...
System Verilog DPI
... SystemVerilog DPI (Direct Programming Interface) is an interface which can be used to interface SystemVerilog with foreign languages ... These Foreign languages can be C, C++, System C as well as others ... of two layers A SystemVerilog Layer and a Foreign language layer ...

Famous quotes containing the words language and/or programming:

    After all, when you come right down to it, how many people speak the same language even when they speak the same language?
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