Computer Languages
Third Generation (1 of 2)



The languages that preceded this generation were referred to as 'low-level' languages. Third generation languages were the first ones to be referred to as 'high-level' languages. The benefits of this generation of languages are:

  1. It became less time consuming to produce code and, as a result, less costly to produce programs.

  2. Programmers did not have to familiarise themselves with the internal architecture of the computer, making programming available to a wider range of individuals.