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:Python is not a scripting language
by Anonymous on Thu 13th May 2004 22:11 UTC

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.

Aren't most "scripting languages" compiled to bytecode internally these days? Some languages just don't write bytecode to a file. It seems strange to say it is "not a scripting language" just because of that.. Java and .NET at least optimize bytecode and have JIT compilers, whereas Python .pyc is generated just to avoid reparsing sources (and normally is written for imported modules only, not for main script).