What is The Difference Between J And PL/I, Programming Languages
J is an Interpreted Programming Language, while PL/I is a Procedural Programming Language
What are Interpreted Programming Languages
An interpreted language is a programming language for which most of its implementations execute instructions directly, without previously compiling a program into machine-language instructions. The interpreter executes the program directly, translating each statement into a sequence of one or more subroutines already compiled into machine code. (Wikipedia)
What are Procedural Programming Languages
Procedural (imperative) programming implies specifying the steps that the programs should take to reach to an intended state. A procedure is a group of statements that can be referenced through a procedure call. Procedures help in the reuse of code. Procedural programming makes the programs structured and easily traceable for program flow.
While J is an Interpreted Programming Language, and PL/I is a Procedural Programming Language
Let us now look at the difference between the two:
What is J Programming Language – A brief synopsis
Ken Iverson and Roger Hui developed this programming language that requires only the basic ASCII character set. It is an array programming language that works well with mathematical and statistical operations.
What is PL/I Programming Language – A brief synopsis
It is an imperative computer programming language targeted at scientific and engineering applications. Mainly intended to perform data processing, it also supports structured programming and recursion.