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Digital Literacy Computer Basics Computer Languages Fundamentals of Computer Languages

Does machine code run quicker than higher level languages? And does machine code leave a bigger footprint than higher le

Its a question on one of the computer basics quizzes

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Yes, machine code runs quick than higher level languages, while leaving a smaller foot print. This is because higher level languages such as java run on a virtual machine, where as machine code is code directly read/processed by the CPU.

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