higher programming language

higher programming language
higher programming language higher programming language n. (Computers) a computer programming language with an instruction set allowing one instruction to code for several assembly language instructions.

Note: The aggregation of several assembly-language instructions into one instruction allows much greater efficiency in writing computer programs. Most programs are now written in some higher programming language, such as {BASIC}, {FORTRAN}, {COBOL}, {C}, {C++}, or {JAVA}. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Programming language — lists Alphabetical Categorical Chronological Generational 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… …   Wikipedia

  • Programming language theory — (commonly known as PLT) is a branch of computer science that deals with the design, implementation, analysis, characterization, and classification of programming languages and programming language features. It is a multi disciplinary field, both… …   Wikipedia

  • PEARL (programming language) — This article is about the PEARL programming language. For the Perl programming language, see Perl. For other uses, see Pearl (disambiguation). PEARL, or Process and Experiment Automation Realtime Language, is a computer programming language… …   Wikipedia

  • Persistent programming language — Programming languages that natively and seamlessly allow objects to continue existing after the program has been closed down are called persistent programming languages. The only commercial product that appears to do this at the moment is JADE,… …   Wikipedia

  • Lisp (programming language) — Infobox programming language name = Lisp paradigm = multi paradigm: functional, procedural, reflective generation = 3GL year = 1958 designer = John McCarthy developer = Steve Russell, Timothy P. Hart, and Mike Levin latest release version =… …   Wikipedia

  • C (programming language) — C The C Programming Language[1] (aka K R ) is the seminal book on C …   Wikipedia

  • computer programming language — Introduction       any of various languages for expressing a set of detailed instructions for a digital computer. Such instructions can be executed directly when they are in the computer manufacturer specific numerical form known as machine… …   Universalium

  • APL (programming language) — APL Paradigm(s) array, functional, structured, modular Appeared in 1964 Designed by Kenneth E. Iverson Developer Kenneth E. Iverson …   Wikipedia

  • Racket (programming language) — Racket Paradigm(s) Multi paradigm: Functional, Procedural, Modular, Object oriented, Reflective, Meta Appeared in 1994 Developer …   Wikipedia

  • J (programming language) — Not to be confused with the J++ or J# programming languages. Infobox programming language name = J paradigm = array, functional, function level, tacit year = 1990 designer = Ken Iverson Roger Hui developer = JSoftware latest release version =… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”