Low vs High Level Language (Differences)


Major differences between low level language and high level language are pointed out as :

Low level programming languages are machine dependent that means program written in low level language are not portable.

High level language programming languages are machine independent that means program written in high level language are portable.


Low level language programs are faster because they do not require much translation.

High level language programs are slower because they require translation.


Programming in low level language require knowledge of the computer hardware.

Programming in high level language do not require knowledge of the computer hardware.


Debugging and testing is difficult.

Debugging and testing is easier as compared to low level language.


Low level language provide no or less abstraction from hardware.

High level language provide high abstraction form hardware.


Example : Machine language and Assembly language.

Example : C, Java, C++, Python etc.