High Level Languages Topic 4.3.3 / Core
Key points
  • the function of high-level languages.
Vocabulary
  • source code;
  • object code;
  • program vs. programme;
  • high level language.
Resources
  • Computer Science - an overview section 5.4 Language Implementation pp. 237 - 245.
Related topics

TOK Language and meaning

Starter

Watch this video clip on the history of computer languages.

Tasks
  1. Presentation on Features of Programming Languages
  2. Here's an example of an assembly language program. Can you make any sense of it?
  3. Try this worksheet summarising computer languages.
  4. Define semantics and syntax and give an example of how they each relate to programming code. [4 marks] (May 2006 SL P1 q1).
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