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Meaning of THIRD GENERATION LANGUAGE

 
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(3GL, "high level language") A language designed to be easier for a human to understand, including things like named variables. A fragment might be

        let c = c + 2 * d

Fortran, ALGOL and COBOL are early examples of this sort of language. Most "modern" languages (basic, c, c++) are third generation. Most 3GLs support structured programming.

See also second generation language, fourth generation language.

 

 

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