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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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For example, command language interfaces can be very intimidating to novice users yet very powerful and efficient for experienced users.
According to Shneiderman [25], even expert users are penalized by poor design: "Even expert users of interactive editing or command languages were found spending one-third of all commands in making or correcting errors.
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The metamodel will standardize a "best fit" metamodel representing the many proprietary command languages currently in use in satellite and ground system control, and enable standard tools that generate scripts in a variety of languages, or translate from one language to another.
Business managers can control every aspect of the rules that drive business campaigns, using custom-designed Web screens instead of specialized development environments and command languages.

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