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Re: When is a script an application

by Elliott (Pilgrim)
on Nov 07, 2001 at 22:29 UTC ( #123876=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to When is a script an application

To me, the phrase "scripting language" implies a set of controls for some other application or operating system, in other words a "macro". For example, a script might open files in Photoshop, convert them from CMYK to RGB and save them as GIFs.

This contrasts with a "programming language" that is essentially unlimited in its power. This definition puts Perl firmly in the "programming language" camp and I've always been baffled to hear it described as a "scripting language".

But I'm obviously out of step here....

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