Programming Languages

A programming language is a an artificial language designed to express a computation. The separation of the language used to describe computation from the actual computational device means that programmers can choose various languages for a task. Unlike natural languages, a programming language typically has a precisely defined syntax and semantics. The syntax may be defined in a formal standards document or by the behavior of a dominant implementation of the language.

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