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I have heard a term "procedural algorithm" before so I'm curious what would constitute a non-procedural algorithm? Are there any examples?

As far as I understand, there are maze generation algorithms that generate mazes procedurally - randomly or pseudo randomly using a seed value of some kind. The opposite of that would be making a maze manually by hand but that wouldn't equal to using an algorithm any longer so I'm a bit confused on this topic.

Any sources, links to examples are welcome.

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    $\begingroup$ Some context is missing here. Where did you find this phrase? $\endgroup$ – Yuval Filmus Dec 2 at 22:00
  • $\begingroup$ I know the concept of procedural programming, which is a programming paradigm based on procedure calls. One of the major languages for procedural programming is C. On the other hand, programming languages that rely on classes are known as object-oriented programming languages. $\endgroup$ – Iago Carvalho Dec 2 at 23:14
  • $\begingroup$ I take procedural algorithm to be a pleonasm. Then, there is non-procedural programming/coding, e.g. declarative programming. $\endgroup$ – greybeard Dec 3 at 7:20

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