Computer Language

Computer Language



A computer language is a method of communication with a computer. Types of computer languages include:

  • Programming language, a formal language designed to communicate instructions to a machine, particularly a computer.
  • General-purpose language, a programming language that is broadly applicable across application domains, and lacks specialized features for a particular domn.
  • Command language, a language used to control the tasks of the computer itself, such as starting other programs.
  • Machine language or machine code, a set of instructions executed directly by a computer’s central processing unit.
  • Markup language, a grammar for annotating a document in a way that is syntactically distinguishable from the text, such as HTML.
  • Style sheet language, a computer language that expresses the presentation of structured documents, such as CSS.
  • Configuration language, a language used to write configuration files.
  • Construction language, a general category that includes configuration languages, toolkit languages, and programming languages.
  • Query language, a language used to make queries in databases and information systems.
  • Modeling language, a formal language used to express information or knowledge, often for use in computer system design.
  • Hardware description language, used to model integrated circuits.
  • Simulation language, a language used to describe simulations.
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