I was contemplating the terms "script" and "application". I did a search on perlmonks and found a node stating that it's difficult to distinguish due to factors such as compiling vs. run time interpretation. As a UNIX admin it seems my Perl "scripts" are considered by some to be cute little curiosities no matter how much I parse an XML file, manipulate a mySQL database, or offer a nice HTML interface. Yet VB developers write applications. Are scripts looked down upon in the rest of the world?

Yes, I admit I'm too sensitive and should spend more time improving my code than complaining about such things. ;-)

Thanks . . . Kevin