imperative language


imperative language
Any programming language that consists (mostly) of a series of commands, typically assigning values to objects; a procedural language.

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  • Imperative mood — The imperative mood is a grammatical mood that expresses direct commands or requests. It is also used to signal a prohibition, permission or any other kind of exhortation. Morphology The English imperative is formed simply by using the bare… …   Wikipedia

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  • imperative — The standard mood of sentences used to issue requests and commands. Questions in the philosophy of language arising from imperatives include estimating whether the need to issue requests and commands might be as basic as the need to communicate… …   Philosophy dictionary

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