General-purpose programming language

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In computer software a general-purpose programming language is a programming language designed to be used for writing software in a wide variety of application domains. In many ways a general-purpose language only has this status because it does not include language constructs designed to be used within a specific application domain (e.g., a page description language contains constructs intended to make it easier to write programs that control the layout of text and graphics on a page).

A domain-specific programming language is one designed to be used within a specific application domain.

The following are some general-purpose languages:

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