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Difference between High Level and Low level languages

  • Difficulty Level : Easy
  • Last Updated : 13 May, 2020

Both High level language and low level language are the programming languages’s types.

The main difference between high level language and low level language is that, Programmers can easily understand or interpret or compile the high level language in comparison of machine. On the other hand, Machine can easily understand the low level language in comparison of human beings.

Examples of high level languages are C, C++, Java, Python, etc.

Let’s see the difference between high level and low level languages:

S.NOHigh Level LanguageLow Level Language
1.It is programmer friendly language.It is a machine friendly language.
2.High level language is less memory efficient.Low level language is high memory efficient.
3.It is easy to understand.It is tough to understand.
4.It is simple to debug.It is complex to debug comparatively.
5.It is simple to maintain.It is complex to maintain comparatively.
6.It is portable.It is non-portable.
7.It can run on any platform.It is machine-dependent.
8.It needs compiler or interpreter for translation.It needs assembler for translation.
9.It is used widely for programming.It is not commonly used now-a-days in programming.

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