General-purpose language

Updated: 06/30/2019 by Computer Hope
general purpose language

A general-purpose language is a programming language that is capable of creating all types of programs. A good example of a general-purpose language is C.

A language that is not a general-purposed language is called a DSL (domain-specific language). For example, HTML, Logo, MATLAB are examples of domain-specific languages.

DSL, Programming terms