Linked by Ritesh Kumar on Thu 13th May 2004 19:31 UTC
General Development In recent years "scripting languages" are becoming a path which is a must go for rapid application development. The open source community has seen many scripting language implementations. Some really popular and good ones available are perl and python.
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RE: On Scripting Languages
by phil on Thu 13th May 2004 19:51 UTC

" I have been looking at this language called Objective C lately. It seems to be a natively compiled version of a language like Java."

Well, Objective C tends to fall in the more dynamically-typed language category. It's a lot more similar to SmallTalk or Ruby ( http://www.ruby-lang.org ) than it is to Java.

In fact, you can write extensions to Ruby in Objective C. This would be very similar to the scenario you describe where parts of your system are written in a compiled language and other parts are written in a 'scripting' language for rapid development.