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Meaning of SCRIPTING LANGUAGE

 
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(Or "glue language") A loose term for any language that is weakly typed or untyped and has little or no provision for complex data structures. A program in a scripting language (a "script") is often interpreted (but see ousterhout's dichotomy).

Scripts typically interact either with other programs (often as glue) or with a set of functions provided by the interpreter, as with the file system functions provided in a unix shell and with tcl's gui functions. Prototypical scripting languages are applescript, c shell, MSDOS batch files, and tcl.

 

 

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