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Past programming languages and their influences on today's languages and programming paradigms

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programming paradigms throughout history

Hello, This is a work in progress that will turn into a final article by the end of December. I welcome your comments and advice, especially about what causes changes in programming paradigms or what creates new languages/paradigms, or what attempts have been made through history to make software more reliable. There are the main areas that I will be looking into.

Thank you

2011/10/05 Created topic.

2011/10/17 Read and researched on several programming paradigms such as functional, oop, logic and etc.



There are many different computer architectures. But the most prevalent architecture is Von Neumann architecture named after the brilliant American mathematician John Von Neumann (1903-1957) who conceived of the design. In Von Neumann architecture, all computers share the same basic architecture: memory, an I/O system, arithmetic/logic unit, and a control unit. And thus, it allows data and executable code to share the same address space. In addition, Von Neumann architecture is simpler, flexible and cheaper compared to other computer architecture such as Havard Architecture. Because of that, Von Neuman was more popular and favored even now. This has been also reflected and made huge effect in the design of the current and old computer programming languages.