Machine-Oriented High-Level Language

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What Does Machine-Oriented High-Level Language Mean?

Machine-oriented high-level language (MOHLL) refers to any machine language that has the capabilities of a high-level programming language.

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Machine-oriented high-level language provides the typical features of a low-level language along with the advanced statement and program control features found in high level languages. Machine-oriented high-level language is related to advanced versions of assembly language. Machine-oriented high-level language primarily enables building programs in assembly language or machine language to gain more control over the underlying hardware architecture.

Techopedia Explains Machine-Oriented High-Level Language

Machine-oriented high-level language generally provisions source code that has more functionality compared to standard machine or assembly code.

MOHLL includes features such as:

  • Conditional statements ( if, while, for, etc.)
  • Data abstraction services
  • Function calling
  • Support for structures, classes and sets
  • Object-oriented programming structure

Turbo Assembler, Microsoft Macro Assembler and Netwide Assembler are common examples of assemblers that support development in MOHLL.

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