procedural programming

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procedural programming

[prə‚sē·jə·rəl ′prō‚gram·iŋ]
(computer science)
A list of instructions telling a computer, step-by-step, what to do, usually having a linear order of execution from the first statement to the second and so forth with occasional loops and branches. Procedural programming languages include C, C++, Fortran, Pascal, and Basic.
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The combination of such features can make functions which would be difficult to write in a procedural programming language almost trivial to implement in Haskell.
The program's similarity to diagrammatical representation of an electrical circuit does not require of programmers any abstract concept of procedural programming languages [36].
Existing development tools are based on procedural programming languages, which are constrained by a set of mathematical rules set out in "lambda calculus.