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Re: When is a script an application

by mr_mischief (Monsignor)
on Nov 08, 2001 at 03:03 UTC ( #123947=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to When is a script an application

I call a program which wraps another program or is built into another program to automate a function normally done by hand a 'script' or a 'macro'.

I call a program that an end-user uses by hand an 'application'.

I call a program that an administrator uses by hand (or controlled via a script ;-) a 'utility'.

I call a program that developers use by hand a 'tool'.

I call a program that runs in the background waiting for events a 'daemon'.

I call a program that writes another program a happy program. ;-)

Maybe these are just peculiar to me, or maybe I'm just peculiar. Either way, those are my thoughts.

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