= H =
HLL /H-L-L/ n.
[High-Level Language (as opposed to
assembler)] Found primarily in email and news rather than speech.
Rarely, the variants `VHLL' and `MLL' are found. VHLL stands for
`Very-High-Level Language' and is used to describe a
bondage-and-discipline language that the speaker happens to
like; Prolog and Backus's FP are often called VHLLs. `MLL' stands
for `Medium-Level Language' and is sometimes used half-jokingly to
describe C, alluding to its `structured-assembler' image.
See also languages of choice.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.