Scripting: Higher Level Programming for the 21st Century 
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 Scripting: Higher Level Programming for the 21st Century

Hy all NGs,

in this link ( http://www.*-*-*.com/ ) you will find a good
article writed by John K.Ousterhout that shows a comparison between
System programming (ie.
C language) and Scripting programming (ie. Perl/TCL). I love this
paragraph:

"Most of the major computing platforms over the last 30 years have
provided both system programming and scripting languages. For example,
one of the first
scripting languages, albeit a crude one, was JCL (Job Control Language),
which was used to sequence job steps in OS/360. The individual job steps
were written in
PL/1, fortran, or assembler language, which were the system programming
languages of the day. In the Unix machines of the 1980's, C was used
for system
programming and shell programs such as sh and csh for scripting. In the
PC world of the 1990's, C and C++ are used for system programming and
Visual Basic for
scripting. In the Internet world that is taking shape now, Java is used
for system programming and languages such as JavaScript, Perl, and Tcl
are used for scripting."

Cheers,

Marcelo Muzilli

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Sun, 29 May 2005 21:24:48 GMT  
 
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