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fredrik at pythonware.com
Sun Oct 9 08:19:15 CEST 2005
Lasse Vågsæther Karlsen wrote:
> In other words, what is the difference between a "scripting language"
> and a "programming language".
here's one useful way to look at things:
"Unlike mainstream component programming, scripts usually
do not introduce new components but simply "wire" existing
ones. Scripts can be seen as introducing behavior but no
new state. /.../ Of course, there is nothing to stop a
"scripting" language from introducing persistent state -- it
then simply turns into a normal programming language."
-- Clemens Szyperski, in "Component Software":
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