I have a slightly different take on 'Perl script'. Perl is a scripting language in that it is interpreted at runtime and does not need to be compiled. So any Perl code is script. Code that actually does something is a program ;) Semantics aside, in daily speech, I say script to refer to a program that is similar in scope to a shell script or something that does a quick data manipulation. I would refer to a web application in coded in Perl as a program rather than a script. -- David ($do || !$do) && undef($try); # Master of Perl, Yoda is. Hmmmm? On Oct 7, 2004, at 11:45 AM, David Kaufman wrote: > Actually, i would say (though some may have another notion) that a > "perl > script" is the same thing as a "perl program". the only difference in > my mind is that I tend to associate the term "script" with the file it > resides in and the "program" as the code in the file.