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This page is part of the old A451 specification - current syllabus here

1. Introduction

Specification point:

i) Define the term high level language

ii) Explain the difference between high level code and machine code

iii) Explain the need for translators to convert high level code to machine code

iv) Describe common tools and facilities available in an integrated development environment (IDE), editors, error diagnostics, run-time environment, translators, auto-documentation


Software is created by using a computer language to set out a set of insructions that the computer will follow.

There are many computer languages but they do share some common features. This mini-web takes you through some of these features.