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Is fortran a mid level language or high level language

I found on internet that fortran is a high level language.. But then they say its speed is almost same as c or sometimes even faster... Now c c++ and java are said to be mid level language.. And fortran is faster than java and c++ usually... How is that possible... And is fortran as close to hardware as c or c++ or java.. Plz help

3/31/2020 12:57:28 PM

Teddy

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High level doesn't mean faster. Fortran was created for fast numeric calculations and is still used for that purpose. Nowadays there aren't big differences thanks to modern compilers. In my opinion the speed of execution depends on how well optimized is your code. For example you can write a code in assembly that is much slower than in c++.

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Do it matter? "What application have you developed with Fortran" would be more important.