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Date: 2005-11-04 (16:02)
From: skaller <skaller@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] what is high-level (was: Wikipedia)
On Fri, 2005-11-04 at 15:28 +0000, David Teller wrote:
> Le vendredi 04 novembre 2005 à 09:13 -0600, Brian Hurt a écrit :
> > >From that link:
> > > Although it is a high-level language, C is much closer to assembly 
> > > language than are most other high-level languages.
> > 
> > In other words, all languages are high-level, some are just more 
> > high-level than others.
> Fair enough on that. 

I think he was being sarcastic (reference to Animal Farm .. :)

> Still, we might need to define a notion of
> higher-level language.

I use the term 'advanced programming language' myself.

There is a list of features of such languages here:


C, C++, Java, Php, etc clearly do not qualify :)

And quoting:

"Ocaml, on the other hand, supports all these features except 
for dynamic loading"

Note the page was written for C++ programmers.

John Skaller <skaller at users dot sf dot net>
Felix, successor to C++: http://felix.sf.net