What is computer language?

  • The language developed specifically to communicate to the computer is called computer language.
  • Computer languages are categorized into two main categories.
    • High level language 
    • Low level language 
  • What is high level language?
  • High level language: It is a programming language oriented towards the problem to be solved or the procedures to be used. 
    • Some high level programming languages are: 
      • COBOL – Commercial language 
      • ALGOL, FORTRAN – Scientific language
      • PL/1, BASIC, PASCAL – Multipurpose language
      • PROG, RPG, LISP – Procedural language 
  • What is low level language?
  • Low level language: It is a machine oriented programming language. In this language, each instruction corresponds to or resembles a machine instruction. 

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