Introduction to Programming Languages: History and Types

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What is the main difference between high-level languages like Python and assembly language?

High-level languages have simpler syntax and semantics

What is the primary purpose of a flowchart in programming?

To visually depict the steps, decisions, and actions of an algorithm

Which type of translation is characteristic of interpretation in programming?

Translation of code line by line during execution

What is the purpose of an algorithm in programming?

To perform a specific task or solve a particular problem

What aspect of programming do syntax and semantics refer to?

The rules governing the structure and meaning of code

What is the purpose of programming languages?

To serve as a bridge between human ideas and machine execution

Which programming language was designed for scientific and engineering computations?

Fortran

What is the main characteristic of low-level programming languages?

They are closer to machine code and provide more control

In which year was the programming language C standardized as ANSI C++?

1998

What is the significance of C in the history of programming languages?

It was influential for system programming and is still widely used today

This quiz covers the history, types, syntax, and semantics of programming languages, as well as the differences between compilation and interpretation. It also introduces the objectives of learning programming languages.

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