Mimir:Draft2 Chapter1

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Chapter 1: Introduction

"I know that I am mortal by nature, and ephemeral; but when I trace at my pleasure the windings to and fro of the heavenly bodies I no longer touch the earth with my feet: I stand in the presence of Zeus himself and take my fill of ambrosia."

What's in a Language?

Contents: What is a programming language, why is it needed, etc...

Wikipedia defines a programming language as a formal constructed language designed to communicate instructions to a machine, particularly a computer. Programming languages can be used to create programs to control the behavior of a machine or to express algorithms.