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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So is PERL
by Chris on Fri 14th May 2004 00:12 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."
Does it depend on a runtime? Yes, so for the sake of deciding whether it's appropriate for a situation or not it is a script. If you precompile it then I suppose you don't need to call it a runtime.
And PERL 5 and I believe all previous versions compile to bytecode. What makes python different is that as it is a whitespace nazi it can be more efficient in the parsing stage.