Do you consider php to be programming?
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12-19-2008, 05:31 PM
Join Date: Sep 2007
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Maybe people say it's scripting not programming to give it more the feel of not programming a "Real" language. :P
No, scripting and computer programming languages are very different from each other. The way you go about programming in them is completely different, so are the tasks they complete efficiently.
Scripting is ideal for most web development tasks and it is 10 times faster to write (lets not forget no annoying compiling). The debugging is also less time since stuff like memory is managed (although many computer programming languages do that too). You design scripts to do a task then quit in a timely manor.
Computer programs are much faster since they are pre-compiled and more powerful since they work closer to the machine. However, computer programs take longer to write and debug, making these advantaged null for most web development tasks. Computer programs are designed to do tasks but they generally continue to exist and accept input.
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