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What are some examples of low level programming language?


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June 30, 2009 9:17PM

The "machine language" and "assembly language" for each CPU architecture are the lowest-level programming languages.

The "Forth language" and the "C programming language" are perhaps the most popular non-CPU-specific low-level programming languages. They were once considered high-level programming languages, and certainly they are at a higher level than assembly language, but now they are considered low-level programming languages when compared to the much higher-level languages available today (Python, Java, C++, etc).

Low-level programming languages provide little or no abstraction from the CPU's instruction set architecture; typically they interact with the hardware directly.