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Unit 6 (P1, P2, P3, P4): Programming Language

Describe the Application and Limits of Procedural, Object Oriented and Event Driven Programming Paradigms (P1)

Procedural Programming

Procedural programming works like a step by step guide. You have to create a sequence of instructions which tells the computer what to do first, second, third and so on. Examples of a procedural programming language would be Pascal, Turbo Pascal and Basic.


Procedural programming would be used when it is necessary to complete steps in a program and is only used when a user is about to do a certain task. An example of a procedural programming scenario would be that if a user has to enter their details into a form in order to move onto the next step such as you need to login first so you can confirm your order then this would require procedural programming. Procedural programming can also help solve calculations for scientific usage too.