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Programming languages are texts that can processed by processors of computers as instructions to do things. They are a means by which human beings can make computers do things.

Programming languages are intrinsically difficult - for they must mediate between the natural language of human users of computers, in a formalism that is simple enough to be processed by a computing machine, yet similar enough to a human language to be used and read and indeed programmed by human users. Also, the language of Squeak is different from other programming languages and is used in a different - and unique - kind of programming environment, which is the Squeak you use and work with.

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