Regarding Python is scripting language or not

Jean-Michel Pichavant jeanmichel at
Wed Jun 17 08:38:55 EDT 2009

abhishek goswami wrote:
> Hi,
> I have very basic question about Python that do we consider pyhton as 
> script language.
> I searched in google but it becomes more confusion for me. After some 
> analysis I came to know that Python support oops .
> Can anyone Guide me that Python is Oject oriented programming language 
> or Script language
> Abhishek Goswami
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Depends on what you are calling a scripting language.
Refering to wikipedia,
"A *scripting language*, *script language* or *extension language* is a 
programming language <> 
that allows some control of a single or many software application(s) 

Python is definitely OOP oriented and I don't think it fits in the 
script definition above.
Python is interpreted and platform independent, but you can still build 
standalone platform dependent binaries if required.

Regarding your last question, I'm not sure scripting and OOP language 
are not compatible, I'm pretty sure you'll be able to find OOP scripting 


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