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command language

[kə′mand ‚laŋ·gwij]
(computer science)
The language of an operating system, through which the users of a data-processing system describe the requirements of their tasks to that system. Also known as job control language.

command language

A special-purpose language that accepts a limited number of commands, such as a query language, job control language (JCL) or command processor. Contrast with programming language, which is a general-purpose language. See Windows commands and Unix commands.
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Case 1: A small command language. Although a metaphor may not be explicitly supported by the computer system, users often understand the system in metaphorical terms.
software allows quick access to the board's functions through an easy-to-learn command language. We developed an initial Microsoft C program in just two days and added live video to a Turbo Pascal program in less than 90 minutes."
Parlane, the natural language database interface system produced by BBN Laboratories (BBN), translates natural language input into structured query language (SQL), the standard command language used with many database management systems, and the SQL commands are then applied to the underlying database.
In fact, the trend is to introduce an entire command language that allows almost every aspect of the data network, from signal-to-noise ratios to preventing unauthorized use of front panel controls, to be centrally managed.
* The responsibility for developing a linguist lies with an engaged commander, a functioning Command Language Program (CLP), the mentorship and guidance of an NCO, and the individual Soldier.
With the ability to connect to multiple hosts simultaneously, the 5040 also comes with USB, serial and parallel interfaces as standard, a 10 million character ribbon and the standard 5040 supports a secure command language, ensuring secure printing transactions.
For example, a teacher could quickly build a user interface to some functions in Maple that help students explore a topic, without the students ever having to know the Maple command language. Maplets are quite easy to create and can range from simple dialogue boxes for entering numbers and expressions to complex interfaces with graphs, sliders, check boxes, and drop-down menus.
The assistants are right on the entry sire and searchers can utilize them without knowing the STN command language. The searcher can also choose to use the Search and Display Assistants or the STN command language.
Instead, it uses the popular Personal Library Software (Figure 1), a natural-language search engine with relevance ranking that also has the power features of command language systems, such as field qualification, proximity, and positional operators.
Tcl (a "tool command language" which is pronounced "tickle") is an efficiently parsed language created by John Ousterhout of the University of California at Berkeley.
Its command language lets you save your simulations as macros that can be run repetitively with different values, allowing optimization programs to be performed.

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