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Is Ruby Scripting or Programming??

 
Joe Harry
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Guys,

Is Ruby a true programming platform or a scripting platform?? Can anyone give me a clear picture??

Thanks in advance.
 
Stan James
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I don't think "scripting language" is well enough defined to say. Scripting as an activity might be ... something about automating a few manual steps. But the point where your "script" becomes complicated enough to be a "program" is going to be hard to pin down.

I think people are saying "scripting language" when they mean open source, dynamic, interpreted language, just because they don't have a better word for it. Most scripting langauges are as "real" as programming languages get. I wouldn't belittle work done in any of them. Except maybe Windows Batch.
 
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