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General-purpose programming language

In computer software, a general-purpose programming language is a programming language designed to be used for writing software in the widest variety of application domains (a general-purpose language). A general-purpose programming language has this status because it does not include language constructs designed to be used within a specific application domain.

Conversely, a domain-specific programming language is one designed to be used within a specific application domain. Examples include page description languages and database query languages.

The following are some general-purpose programming languages:

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