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About programming languages

Introduction to Programming Languages

The Proper definition of programming languages is "A formal Language comprising a set of instructions that produce various kinds of output." Programming languages are used in computer programming to implement algorithms

Just like in oral languages that we speak to each other, there are multiple programming languages out there, and some of them have specific uses and others can be very general language that can be used in multiple environments

Machine code

Before we can talk about some of these languages, we need to learn about Machine code. Machine code is the actual language that the computer can understand and do the work from. This consists of just 1's and 0's. The way the programming languages get translated from their own language to machine code is through the use of a compiler. Compilers are basically your translators that take your code and translate it into machine code.