Core language

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In computer programming, the core language is the definition of a programming language plus any standard libraries. Identifiers which are reserved for core usage are known as "keywords". The C standard runtime library and the core Java packages are two examples of components of their respective core languages.

The term may also be used to refer to an essential subset of the language required to achieve a basic proficiency in it.[1]


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