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Karel Vocab

Bryan Martel

Code The symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions.
Commands A directive to a computer program acting as an interpreter of some kind, in order to perform a specific task.
Computing The use of a computer to process data or perform calculations.
Computer An electronic device for storing and processing data, typically in binary form, according to instructions given to it in a variable program.
Degrees The amount, level, or extent to which something happens or is present.
Karel An educational programming language designed for beginners.
Semicolon A punctuation mark that separates major elements.
World The area that Karel can move around in.
Functions A named section of a program that performs a specific task.
Calling A Function Executing a defined Function.
Curly Bracket Used to define the body of a function.
Function Body The code that the function executes.
Pseudocode An informal high-level description of the operating principle of a computer program or other algorithm. It uses the structural conventions of a programming language, but is intended for human reading rather than machine reading.
Decomposition The process by which a complex problem or system is broken down into parts that are easier to conceive, understand, program, and maintain.
Top down design Also referred to as decomposition. Breaking down big problems into smaller easier to fix problems.
Calling a function Running a function that has been defined.
Defining a function Creating a function that prevents repeated code and can be called.
Multi-line comments An multi-line area embedded in code that explains what the code is doing in English.
Postcondition Where the function will end up.
Precondition Where the function should begin.
Single Line A comment that is made with // for a single line.
Comments Area in code that is not run, but explains what the program does.
Super Karel A super version of Karel.
Street The y coordinate in Karel's world.
Avenue The x coordinate in Karel's World.
Created by: 2015martelb