Programming language

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Programming language From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation , search Programming language lists Alphabetical Categorical Chronological Generational A programming language is an artificial language designed to express computations that can be performed by a machine , particularly a computer . Programming languages can be used to create programs that control the behavior of a machine, to express algorithms precisely, or as a mode of human communication. [ citation needed ] The earliest programming languages predate the invention of the computer , and were used to direct the behavior of machines such as Jacquard looms and player pianos . Thousands of different programming languages have been created, mainly in the computer field, with many
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Unformatted text preview: more being created every year. Most programming languages describe computation in an imperative style, i.e., as a sequence of commands, although some languages, such as those that support functional programming or logic programming , use alternative forms of description. A programming language is usually split into the two components of syntax (form) and semantics (meaning). Some languages are defined by a specification document (for example, the C programming language is specified by an ISO Standard), while other languages, such as Perl , have a dominant implementation that is used as a reference....
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