[thelist] Programming language/database suggestions?

John Dowdell jdowdell at macromedia.com
Wed Mar 13 15:17:01 CST 2002

Tagging languages let you specify what you'd like to have happen...
scripting languages require you to instruct the computer how to make it

(Example: "Please tie your shoes" vs "sit down, put leg on knee, grasp end
of first lace in left hand" etc.)

The distinction is blurring with time, as tag processors add scripting and
script processors add tagging. Still, it may be good for your friend to
survey the field, rather than digging in immediately on a scripting
vocabulary someone tells them to study.


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