Serious question, not a troll -- I've always felt like I'm missing some key point here.
Or getting the result of an expression into another expression, like
x = a+b
y = x*c
$300: $(A) $(B) ADD $(C) MUL
And the result would be at the top of the stack.
Not all assembly languages are created equal. ;-)
In the end, I wrote an incomplete Forth compiler for it, but I don't know where the floppies I wrote them to ended up.
C to C++: virtual methods, scope-delimited allocation, dynamic typing.
Of course, if a function definition is a pattern, does that mean that Lisp (chock-full of function definitions) is a lower-level language than Prolog (which doesn't need functions at all and therefore abstracts away that whole idea)?
There's a reason there's no way to express loops and varibles in HTML, for example. That's the principle (or rule) of least power at work: