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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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When it comes to 'very few rules', I would argue, Lisp or Smalltalk would win. The bare Syntax can be written on one beer tab. But in my experience, the simplicity of Lisp and Smalltalk does not mean …
answered Aug 25 '11 by keppla
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It depends on who is asking The person who asks propably has a certain idea what level of skill is expected from someone who says that he has "learned a language." Basically, i encountered two arche …
answered Jun 29 '12 by keppla
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Why would you want to convert a program? Both languages, the source and the target language are compiled to (virtual)machinecode anyways*, so for technical reasons there's no need to have a compiler …
answered Sep 22 '11 by keppla