Category:Programming paradigm/Procedural

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Programming paradigm/Procedural is a programming language feature.
Procedural programming describes a way of decomposing a programming problem, when a larger problem is decomposed into smaller ones by means of subprograms. This type of decomposition is called procedural. It is typical for imperative programming and functional programming paradigms.

In object-oriented programming procedural decomposition plays a subordinate role. Subprograms become methods of objects, which replace the former as building blocks.

Historically, procedural programming played a decisive role in the creation of programming solutions to engineering problems.