Artificial languages for instructing computers to do steps of computation in order to complete tasks. They allow programmers to communicate with computers.

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Best way to learn Java if you already have an OOP background, like ActionScript 3? [closed]

I'm looking to learn Java, but I don't want to get a book that is going to tell me what an object is, how OOP works, etc. I know this from my existing ActionScript 3 work. One idea is to look at all ...
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Is there a name for the 'break n' construct?

In a conversation earlier this week I was discussing certain language features, and I realized I don't have a good word / phrase to describe a particular feature. Some languages, such as PHP, have a ...
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How are basic functions implemented in a programming language if they are not built in? [closed]

The lowest levels of a programming language's library functions are always obscure and often have no code that looks like it even remotely does anything. Some languages have these functions like ...
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Should naming conventions be consistent or not across multiple programming languages in one project? [duplicate]

I saw this question on SO: here; the question is kind of old and not many viewed, so I want to ask it again. I currently work on a project using C++, C# and Actionscript-3, the conventions of C++ and ...
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Besides macros, are there any other metaprogramming techniques? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Programming languages with a Lisp-like syntax extension mechanism I'm making a programming language, and, having spent some time in Lisp/Scheme, I feel that my language ...
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What language should I seek to learn if I would like to develop for Windows? [closed]

What language should I seek to learn if I would like to develop for Windows? Not command-line stuff (obviously, I guess) but with Windows Forms and such? I've used C before (when working with Rockbox),...
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Are there any languages that have both high- and low-level facilities? [closed]

Are there any languages that have both high- and low-level facilities? If not, is it feasible to create one? Why or why not? In theory, it would be very helpful to have a programming language that ...
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REPL - Do You Find It Useful? [closed]

Recently I started learning Clojure and downloaded Clojure-Box for Windows which came with SLIME and have been fiddling around with Clojure using the REPL mode. Now, I have starting learning many ...
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Embedding extremely basic scripts in application

I need to program a C++ application which will basically work as a script interpreter, but with extremely basic and limited scripts. The scripts will have a format like this: processedA = doProcessA(...
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Why doesn't Java implement a better way of handling getters and setters? [closed]

Getters and setters are everywhere in Java, but they are managed in a horribly outdated way. Simply put: Why doesn't a newer version of Java enable a simpler syntax for managing it? Even if this ...
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The need for source control software - Team Foundation Server? or something different? [closed]

Recently, Here at the company, more than one programmer was appointed in charge for a LightSwitch(C#) software development project and immediately there was a need of some sort of source control/sync....