How does a "script" differ from a "program" or "subroutine"?

Porky Pig Jr porky_pig_jr at
Tue Aug 24 08:47:12 CEST 2004

Phil Frost <indigo at> wrote in message news:<mailman.2253.1093310132.5135.python-list at>...

> A script is just a program, but has the implication that it's a simple
> program for a simple task.

I think the major implication is not that it's simple but it's written
in some 'interpreted' (rather than compiled) language. so we say
Python or Perl or Bash script, but not 'C script'. Look at the job
openings: you'll often see something like this: 'knowledge of
scripting languages (such as Perl and/or Python)'.

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