Introduction to Programming Languages

  • Gerard O’Regan


This chapter presents a short history of programming languages, starting with machine languages, to assembly languages, to early high-level procedural languages such as Fortran and COBOL, to later high-level languages such as Pascal and C and to object-oriented languages such as C++ and Java. Functional programming languages and logic programming languages are discussed, and there is a short discussion on the important area of syntax and semantics.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SQC ConsultingMallowIreland

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