Language construct

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A language construct is a syntactically allowable part of a program that may be formed from one or more lexical tokens in accordance with the rules of a programming language. In simpler terms, it is the syntax/way a programming language is written.

The term "language construct" is often used as a synonym for control structure, and should not be confused with a function.[clarification needed]

Examples of language constructs[edit]

In PHP print is a language construct. [1]

<?php
print 'Hello world';
?>

is the same as:

<?php
print('Hello world');
?>

In Java a class is written in this format:

public class MyClass {
    //Code . . . . . .
}

In C++ a class is written in this format:

class MyCPlusPlusClass {
    //Code . . . .
};