Assembly Language

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Assembly Language

A computer language in which a command corresponds to only one statement in the language. For example, "A" in assembly language stands for "Add." This provides less flexibility than binary, but it is easier to learn and use.
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Winkler introduces Max by briefly describing the basic concepts behind high-level programming languages, object-oriented languages, and so-called fourth-generation languages, and their relationship to Max: "Max borrows some of the best aspects of other programming languages and combines them into a package geared specifically to real-time computer music applications" (p.
Many of these so-called 4GL (fourth-generation languages) such as Easytrieve, Focus and DataAnalyzer, are used primarily to format reports.
Companies such as Sybase and Informix, among others, produce fourth-generation languages (4GL), and there are a number of lesser-known proprietary 4GL products.