[Tutor] when string,join won't work

emack emack@glade.net
Thu, 4 Jan 2001 04:32:18 -0600

I don't know what "scripting" *really* means.  There seem to be various
ideas about its meaning.   I programmed in ASM, SAP [old IBM704], SDS
metasymbol, fortran, jovial, cssl, pdp mach., etc., [not to mention analog
computers], for almost 30 years and the term scripting never came up.  But
search engines now often associate scripting with with Python as well as
Java, Perl, PHP, ....  Of course these terms never came up either when I was
a programmer.  Neither did "object oriented language" and seldom UNIX.  I'm
amazed that we got the Apollo off the ground!  I worry that you guys
apparently haven't come up with a consensus.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Moshe Zadka" <moshez@zadka.site.co.il>
To: "Sean 'Shaleh' Perry" <shaleh@valinux.com>
Cc: <tutor@python.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2001 11:08 AM
Subject: Re: [Tutor] when string,join won't work

> On Wed, 03 Jan 2001, "Sean 'Shaleh' Perry" <shaleh@valinux.com> wrote:
> > one of the reason to use a scripting language is to get away from:
> It's not PC to call Python a scripting language. "High-level interpreted
> language" is the common description.
> I'm only pointing that out because I think you're mixed up about what
> Python *is*, as well as what Python is *called*.