programming language

Language in which a computer programmer writes instructions for a computer to execute. Some languages, such as COBOL, FORTRAN, Pascal, and C, are known as procedural languages because they use a sequence of commands to specify how the machine is to solve a problem. Others, such as LISP, are functional, in that programming is done by invoking procedures (sections of code executed within a program). Languages that support object-oriented programming take the data to be manipulated as their point of departure. Programming languages can also be classified as high-level or low-level. Low-level languages address the computer in a way that it can understand directly, but they are very far from human language. High-level languages deal in concepts that humans devise and can understand, but they must be translated by means of a compiler into language the computer understands.

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In computer languages, Protium is a universal, symbolic programming language system, based on a systematic a priori analysis of the tasks required for computation. Devised (and developed) by Australian polyhistor Diarmuid Pigott, Protium is polymorphic in type with considerable character flexibility. It is pasigraphic after the fashion of John Wilkins and Charles K. Bliss, and does not favour one host natural language over another.

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