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Generations of programming language

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generation language may refer to any of the following:

(1) The first generation languages, or 1GL, are low-level languages that are machine language.

(2) The second-generation languages, or 2GL, are also low-level assembly languages. They are sometimes used in kernels and hardware drives, but more commonly used for video editing and video games.

(3) The third-generation languages, or 3GL, are high-level languages, such as C, C++, Java, JavaScript, and Visual Basic.

(4) The fourth-generation languages, or 4GL, are languages that consist of statements similar to statements in a human language. Fourth generation languages are commonly used in database programming and scripts examples include Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and SQL.

(5) The fifth-generation languages, or 5GL, are programming languages that contain visual tools to help develop a program. Examples of fifth generation languages include Mercury, OPS5, and Prolog.

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