Python is the best and most popular general purpose scripting language; the universal scripting language
paul at prescod.net
Sun Apr 11 01:16:03 CEST 2004
Jonathan Daugherty wrote:
> # So, what makes something a "scripting language" as opposed to a
> # "programming language"?
> In a general sense I think "programming" languages are compiled and
> "scripting" languages are interpreted. (If you want to go academic,
> you could say python is both, but the internals of the interpreter are
> irrelavant insofar as one might say it is an interpreted language.)
So which is Lisp? Prolog? Smalltalk? ML?
What happens if I compile Python to a binary via Pyrex or to JVM
bytecodes via Jython?
A scripting language is a language that makes scripting (gluing together
A programming language is a language that makes programming (including
the creation of components) easy.
Python is both.
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