Is Python programming language?
timr at probo.com
Sun Feb 10 00:26:36 CET 2013
Grant Edwards <invalid at invalid.invalid> wrote:
>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.]
I think that definition is a little too neat and clean.
Most people would call bash a "scripting language", but it is also clearly
a programming language. It has syntax, variables and expressions. I
suspect it is Turing-complete, although I haven't seen a proof of that.
I would assert that scripting languages are a proper subset of programming
languages, not a separate category.
Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.
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