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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..."

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