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third generation language (3GL)

Programming languages are divided into generations for better classification

. If the 1st generation (1GL) represents machine code, the 2nd generation (2GL) assembler, then 3GL refers to higher programming languages such as Basic, Visual Basic (VB), Cobol and Fortran and also high-level languages such as the programming language C, C++ and C-Sharp (C#), which are converted into machine code via compilers

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Programming languages and their productivity levels

Programming languages and their productivity levels

3rd generation programming languages have been around since the 1960s. In these programming languages, programming is no longer dependent on the underlying hardware.

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Englisch: third generation language - 3GL
Updated at: 19.10.2011
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