C programmers, whose language maps directly to machine instructions, scoff at the bloat, tediousness and inefficiencies of ultra-high-level languages like C++.
Java programmers, whose language constructs map directly to the output of
paste -d '\n' <(man cobol) <(man simula), rejoice that they do not have to deal with the bit-twiddling and low-level trivia of machine languages like C++.
LISP programmers, whose language
maps directly to is the metaphysical substrate of the cosmos, are confused by these opinions since they see no distinction between high-level and low-level code.
Perl programmers dismiss the whole debate as academic since their language maps directly to the structure of a human mind (named Larry).