Subject: Re: Is there a useful distinction between "programming" and "scripting" languages?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 20 Sep 2002 08:17:43 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Erann Gat
| It's interesting how many people answered a different question from the one
| I actually asked.  The question many people are answering in this thread is:
| "Is there a distinction between scrtiping languages and programming
| languages (and if so what is it)?"  But the question I posed was "Is there a
| USEFUL distinction?"

  I believe most people would want to know what the distinctions are before
  they judge them useful or not.  A priori usefulness tend not to exist, so
  the obvious answer to the question is "no" /before/ one does careful study.

Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

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