Re-introduction of low level languages?

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I've been flipping through various low-level languages as of late (egad—you caught me!), like assembly (minor interest), c, etc. But the language that caught my eye was Forth.
I love the simplicity of it; it seems to echo the way I think, and the simplicity of it (only a few commands) allows you to write pretty nifty programs.

For example, the first thirty fibonacci numbers:

Code:
: FIB DUP 2 < IF DROP 1 ELSE DUP 1 - RECURSE SWAP 2 - RECURSE + THEN ;
: FIB-LOOP 0 DO I FIB . LOOP ;
30 FIB-LOOP

It's not magic, it's Ruby.
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Luminary
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And of course, http://desudesudesu.net/#FORTH__gforth_

Forth isn't my idea of a low-level language though, given that it's reflective and not statically typed... "simple" != "low-level". Pascal, C, C++, etc. are low-level.
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Well, it is low level even if it doesn't use all the features one can get in Pascal/c*. But, if one really wants to, one can use assembly (I think, I just started forth a few days ago).

It's not magic, it's Ruby.
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Forth is low level and C is high level Rasp

Sir, e^iπ + 1 = 0, hence God exists; reply!
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Luminary
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Clearly you two and I are unable to have a meaningful conversation about this until you adjust your definition of "low-level" to meet the norm Rasp
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