That might be a logically-consistent definition, but it isn't a useful one. I can write a program that will take C code and interpret it on the fly. Would C then be a scripting language?

By this definition, the only difference is in how it's implemented. It doesn't cover how you use the language. Now, a language that is meant to be interpreted is often optimized for running in an interpreter, and likewise for compiled langs, but it is still possible to implement it the other way.

So I reject that definition on the grounds that it doesn't make a smeg of practical difference.

"There is no shame in being self-taught, only in not trying to learn in the first place." -- Atrus, Myst: The Book of D'ni.


In reply to Re^2: At Last, a Useful Definition of "Scripting Language" by hardburn
in thread At Last, a Useful Definition of "Scripting Language" by hardburn

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