Are scripting languages any good? A validation of Perl, Python, Rexx, and Tcl against C, C++, and Java

@article{Prechelt2003AreSL,
  title={Are scripting languages any good? A validation of Perl, Python, Rexx, and Tcl against C, C++, and Java},
  author={Lutz Prechelt},
  journal={Advances in Computers},
  year={2003},
  volume={57},
  pages={205-270}
}
Four scripting languages are introduced shortly and their theoretical and purported characteristics are discussed and related to three more conventional programming languages. Then the comparison is extended to an objective empirical one using 80 implementations of the same set of requirements, created by 74 different programmers. The limitations of the empirical data are laid out and discussed and then the 80 implementations are compared for several properties, such as run time, memory… CONTINUE READING
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