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High-level programming language
- Created 2012-03-19
high-level programming language
from the details of the
. In comparison to low-level programming languages, it may use
elements, be easier to use, or may automate (or even hide entirely) significant areas of computing systems (e.g. memory management), making the process of developing a program simpler and more understandable relative to a lower-level language. The amount of abstraction provided defines how "high-level" a programming language is. Examples of high-level programming languages include
The first high-level programming language designed for computers was
, created by
. However, it was not implemented in his time, and his original contributions were largely isolated from other developments (it influenced
's language "Superplan").
In the 1960s, high-level programming languages using a
were commonly called
Examples of autocodes are
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