Why do we call python a scripting language?

Garrett G. Hodgson garry at research.att.com
Mon Aug 30 12:07:39 EDT 1999

John (Max) Skaller wrote:

>         Python is better (IMHO) at a larger scale of problem than
> some other scripting language because:
>         b) it is built on a few simple concepts, so it is
> relatively easy to _reason_ about parts of a program
> without having to hold all the code in your brain at once.

this is perhaps the clearest description i have yet seen
that explains why i stopped using perl and switched to

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