Why do we call python a scripting language?

Stephen stephen at webadmins.com
Sun Aug 29 21:05:11 CEST 1999

Point taken. 

 * Stephen ("xinu") Klassen -- Unix Systems Administrator      *
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On Sun, 29 Aug 1999 guy_oliver at yahoo.com wrote:

> On Sun, 29 Aug 1999 04:00:14 -0400 (EDT), Stephen
> <stephen at webadmins.com> wrote:
> ><snipped for brevity>
> >'not a real language capable of real programs.'??
> >
> > Are you on crack? Or do you have a different definition of the 
> > word 'real'? Perl and python or both 'real' languages. I can
> > write just about anything from sockets to log parsing in 
> > them with the greatest of ease.
>  You missed the point.  I said 'others' keep suggesting to me that
> python is not appropriate for some job or the other since they hear
> its a scripting language and equate scripting with simple programs.
> Its mostly because their experience with scripts is limited to simple
> things.  I recognize that most scripting languages can do a lot of
> work.  I write just about everything in python, as I said in the post.

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