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Artificial languages for instructing computers to do steps of computation in order to complete tasks. They allow programmers to communicate with computers.

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Yes, I do it all the time. If you don't call any libraries, code generated from C requires no OS support. It also gives you fine control over the generated machine language. So it's great for writing …
answered Dec 14 '10 by Bob Murphy
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Yes - and we all do it! Let's take, for instance, a very simple bug I was fixing in some Mac-related graphics code. The code around the bug involved several steps: First, an Objective C method allo …
answered Jan 31 '11 by Bob Murphy
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Language agnostic refers to aspects of programming that are independent of any specific programming language. At least, that's how I've heard it used for the last thirty years. The word "agnostic" is …
answered Dec 21 '10 by Bob Murphy
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Yes. If you're looking for executable efficiency, you're down to C or C++, so I'll focus on that. Even before templates were common, I preferred using C++ over C for the kinds of executables you dis …
answered Dec 22 '10 by Bob Murphy