Procedural language

Updated: 12/31/2022 by Computer Hope

A procedural language is a computer programming language that follows, in order, a set of commands. Examples of computer procedural languages are BASIC, C, FORTRAN (Formula Translation), Java, and Pascal.

Procedural languages are common types of programming languages used by script and software programmers. They make use of functions, conditional statements, and variables to create programs that allow a computer to calculate and display a desired output.

Using a procedural language to create a program can be accomplished using a programming editor or IDE (integrated development environment), like Adobe Dreamweaver, Eclipse, or Microsoft Visual Studio. These editors help users develop programming code using one or more procedural languages, test the code, and fix bugs in the code.

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