What is Python?!
jeffrey.schwab at rcn.com
Thu Aug 11 06:49:59 CEST 2005
bruno modulix wrote:
> bash is a scripting language,
Bash is a shell. It is frequently used for scripting, but that is only
a secondary purpose.
Yes, but it's a particularly specialized one.
> perl is a scripting language,
Blasphemy! Perl is a dynamic language, entirely suitable for large
applications. I've written some pretty big programs entirely in Perl,
and extended it with C and C++ to make it fit nicely into existing
> php is a scripting language,
OK, but it's also awfully specialized.
> Python is *not* a scripting language !-)
It's a scripting language, among other things. Why do you think
non-imported source files are not automatically compiled to pyc's?
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