I think you're right in both suppositions. Keep in mind that "scripting" is a verb that has been appropriated for use as an adjective here: it describes what one does with the language. As such, how it is used is central to whether or not that label (scripting language) is applicable. That's my take, anyway.
One need not necessarily use a different development methodology when scripting as opposed to doing more "permanent" programming, but it would probably behoove you to allow differences in approach for these differing tasks. The differing methodologies are indeed implied (at least in tendency and efficiency for the task), to some extent, without being "laws", so to speak.
Are you posting in the right place? Check out Where do I post X? to know for sure.
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags. Currently these include the following:
<code> <a> <b> <big>
<blockquote> <br /> <dd>
<dl> <dt> <em> <font>
<h1> <h2> <h3> <h4>
<h5> <h6> <hr /> <i>
<li> <nbsp> <ol> <p>
<small> <strike> <strong>
<sub> <sup> <table>
<td> <th> <tr> <tt>
Snippets of code should be wrapped in
<code> tags not
<pre> tags. In fact, <pre>
tags should generally be avoided. If they must
be used, extreme care should be
taken to ensure that their contents do not
have long lines (<70 chars), in order to prevent
horizontal scrolling (and possible janitor
Want more info? How to link
or How to display code and escape characters
are good places to start.