C++ is a low-level language

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    C++ is a low-level language

    I no idea of this. How low is compared to other languages, say VB for example.

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    C++ is the most used language for creation of software...

    I think, I only have been using C++ for 3 days but im not sure, i seem to like it cause C++ is also popular for Gaming and Console Gaming.

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    c++ is lower level than vb. vb is probably the highest-level language that isn't a scripting language.
    because c++ is derived from c, it retains most of its low-level features. therefore, c++ is not much higher than c; and c is pretty low. in my eyes, a truly high level language has to at least do garbage collecting.

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    Levels

    I'll list what I think are the levels of language, from LOW to HIGH.

    Machine code
    C
    C++
    Java
    BASIC
    AppleScript


    I think that should give you a good idea.
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    You forgot assembly... what a shame.

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    Yea, wheres ASM, thats right after Machine Code
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    what is applescript?

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    low level languages are used for very broad apps.

    for example:

    if i wanted to create a fast, high action, high powerd game, i would use c, c++, maybe assembly, or each. but i would never use VB to make a fast high action game, VB is great though for business programs, increasing productivity, etc.

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