The non-procedural (declarative) NORMA language is designed to create scientific computing programs for parallel computers of various types. The NORMA language was developed in Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, NORMA parallel programming system was created; the language was used to solve problems of mathematical physics. The first strict description of the NORMA language was made in 1995. Since then, language capabilities have been expanded, and new designs have been introduced to support both the convenience of programming and the expressiveness of the language. This paper describes the full topical syntax of the NORMA language, semantic comments and explanations for syntax, as well as numerous examples of the NORMA language programs.
programming automation, parallel programming, non-procedural language, declarative language, NORMA language