No Language Lower than C++
C++/CLI has a slogan that "there is no language lower than C++," not even IL. C++ aims to express anything that is permissible in IL. I was actually dubious of this claim, until I started reading Nishant S's 2nd article in CodeProject via Sonu Kapoor. Among other things, C++/CLI has the ability to, for example, override a virtual method using another method of a different name.