Why do we call python a scripting language?

Gordon McMillan gmcm at hypernet.com
Sat Aug 28 04:33:16 CEST 1999


Someone wrote:

> But what I find most interesting is that I havent seen much evidence
> that any one uses it.  Is any one using freeze or some derivative or
> work alike?  Most things I find are written for users of python, and
> are just distributed as source.

What you see here is Pythonistas talking to Pythonistas; you know, my 
algorithm is more macho than your algorithm. Lots of people use 
freeze & friends to distribute stuff, but they're distributing apps, 
not Python.

- Gordon




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