OSNews: On Scripting Languages
May 17, 2004, 08:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ritesh Kumar)
"I recently had a pretty good discussion about this with one of
my friends on chat. Mary was trying to find out about type systems
in general and the basic classification of languages in terms of
the typing system they use. The following is a summary of what we
discussed and finally concluded upon.
"The major reason why scripting languages exist these days is
because it is easy to develop using one. Most scripting languages
don't enforce type declarations of the variables which relieves the
developer from supplying the type of a variable every time he
declares it. Scripting languages often feature a very rich set of
primitive data structures which can be operated upon easily by
using very concise syntax. They also feature a huge library
repository so that the developer time is cut down..."