Is Python programming language?

Grant Edwards invalid at invalid.invalid
Fri Feb 8 18:59:07 CET 2013

On 2013-02-08, Stephane Wirtel <stephane at> wrote:
> * gmspro <gmspro at> [2013-02-08 05:03:51 -0800]:
>> Hello all,
>> One said, Python is not programming language, rather scripting language, is that true?
>> Thanks.
>> -- 
> What's the difference ?

IMO, a "scripting language" is used to automate tasks that would
otherwise be done by a human sitting at a keyboard typing commands.
[Perhaps that definition should be extended to include tasks that
would otherwise by done by a human sitting and clicking on a GUI.]

> OpenERP is written with Python and this is an ERP,
> Youtube is written with Python and used by Google.

IMO, neither one of those is replacing a person typing commands or
clicking buttons, so neither of those are "scripting" applications.

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