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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Python is not a scripting language
by Anonymous on Thu 13th May 2004 20:47 UTC

(I believe Perl 6 isn't either)

Python is a bytecode compiled language (simmilar to Java or .NET), it just compiles on the fly.
You even have the option of using the compiled language by accessing the .pyc part.

Python has full OOP with multiple inheritence, operator overloading, etc...

Basicly, Python CAN be used for some simple scripting, but it is definatly used for much more then that.