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Imperative programming

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Topical headingImperative programming
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See alsoComputer programming
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Found inWork cat.: Collard, J.-F. Reasoning about program transformations : imperative programming and flow of data, 2003.
O'Regan, G. A brief history of computing, 2008: p. 77 (Imperative programming; a programming style that describes computation in terms of a program state, and statements that change the program state; Imperative programming consists of a set of commands to be executed on the computer, and is therefore concerned with how the program will be executed; the execution of an imperative command generally results in a change of state)
Wikipedia, Dec. 22, 2009 (Imperative programming; in computer science, imperative programming is a programming paradigm that describes computation in terms of statements that change a program state. In much the same way that imperative mood in natural languages expresses commands to take action, imperative programs define sequences of commands for the computer to perform)
Not found inFOLDOC, Dec. 22, 2009; Dictionary of computing, 1996; Encyclopedia of computer science, 2000; Webopedia, Dec. 22, 2009.