Why do we call python a scripting language?

Ng Pheng Siong ngps at madcap.dyn.ml.org
Fri Aug 27 17:28:52 CEST 1999


According to Matt Curtin  <cmcurtin at interhack.net>:
> I rather like Larry Wall's definition of "script": something that you
> write to accomplish a quick job at hand, as opposed to a "program":
> something you write with the intention of putting it into some sort of
> production.

I rather like Larry Wall's other definitions: "script" is something
you give the actors, "program" is something you give the audience. ;-)



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Ng Pheng Siong <ngps at post1.com>





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