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#1 jambo david

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 07:53 PM

I don't suppose anyone can quickly explain the difference between scripting , imperative, declaritive etc. languages?

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 09:06 PM

http://foldoc.org/

Watch out, it is declarative not declaritive.
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Posted 23 April 2006 - 11:11 PM

Declerative:

Follows a basis of declaring facts and rules

Imperitive:

Can't remember the exact definition but anyways

Follows a set course within the code, and uses instructions instead of facts and rules.

Scripting:

erm, cannae remember lol


(i cant be bothered checking either)

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 07:01 AM

Imperative, this follows the sequence of code from start to finish in a logical order.
Scripting is for automating small often repeated tasks by coding existing components of a piece of software to behave in a certain way examples (macros in applications such as word) include Bourne Shell Script ,Javascript and VB Script.
Object Oriented languages use data types known as objects which can have certain attributes and methods associated with them. These objects are then used to carry out the task needed. Not essential for Higher but useful to know about. Examples include Java and C++.

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 07:10 AM

You only need to know the 3 that i mentioned, OOPL is not needed or useful to know, it can lead to loosing marks as you may get it mixed up with another one.

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 01:50 PM

Thats true, it isnt in the syllabus but I was told about by my teacher in Higher anyway. She really seemed quite scared by it tongue.gif Said it was nasty and evil, which is not true at all. Java is a brilliant language.





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