Regarding Python is scripting language or not

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Thu Jun 18 21:17:05 CEST 2009

Jochen Schulz wrote:
> Terry Reedy:
>> Jochen Schulz wrote:
>>> If, by "object-oriented" you mean "everything has to be put into
>>> classes", then Python is not object-oriented.
>> That depends on what you mean by 'put into classes' (and 'everything').
> :) What I meant was that in Python you can write code without defining
> your own classes at all. I had Java in mind where you cannot write a
> program without using the keyword 'class'. But I think we agree here.

Yes, I amplified your basic point ;-)

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