[Python-Dev] Do you consider Python a 4GL? Why (not)?

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Wed Jun 5 03:21:50 CEST 2013

On Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 11:17 AM, Dan Stromberg <drsalists at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 4:53 PM, Carlos Nepomuceno
> <carlosnepomuceno at outlook.com> wrote:
>> Do you consider Python a 4GL? Why (not)?
> By the wikipedia definition of 4GL and 5GL, I'd say Python is neither.  And
> it's not a VHLL either, again according to the wikipedia definition.  But
> IMO it is too high level to be a traditional 3GL too.
> Perhaps "Scripting language" is the best general category we have that
> Python fits into.  But I hope not.

I think this would be a fun discussion for python-list - just what IS Python?

Here's some stuff on programming vs scripting:

(including an awesome line about actors and audience)


More information about the Python-Dev mailing list