Ben Finney ben+python at
Fri Jan 8 23:44:31 CET 2010

Jorgen Grahn <grahn+nntp at> writes:

> Regarding the book's title: is it just me, or are Python programmers
> in general put off when people call it "scripting"?

The term “script” for a Python program is part of the official
terminology, so those who would be put off by that term have to at least
contend with that fact.

I refer to such things as “programs”, whatever language they're written
in, since “script” does seem to have derogatory connotations. I don't
get particularly off-put either way.

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Ben Finney

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