Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 20:46 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
General Development I like this one: "By definition, a program is an entity that is run by the computer. It talks directly to the CPU and the OS. Code that does not talk directly to the CPU and the OS, but is instead run by some other program that does talk directly to the CPU and the OS, is not a program; it's a script." Here's the other eleven.
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RE: Scripts
by phoudoin on Tue 4th Sep 2012 12:22 UTC in reply to "Scripts"
phoudoin
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2006-06-09

Well, he didn't said that the CPU or the OS can't be virtual and guest, respectively, but only that the program should be *directly* talking to the CPU and the OS. By such definition, a program whose instructions are *directly* talking to a virtual CPU and an guest OS is still a program, not a script...

Anyway, less controversial than pseudo-elitism IMHO.

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