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.

procedural language

A programming language that requires programming discipline, such as C/C++, Java, COBOL, FORTRAN, Perl and JavaScript. Also called an "imperative language," programmers writing in such languages must develop a proper order of actions in order to solve the problem, based on a knowledge of data processing and programming. For a procedural vs. non-procedural language example, see non-procedural language.
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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].
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