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    Why aren't scripting languages like HTML and JavaScript considered "real" programming languages like C and C++?

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    Most people say they dont count because they dont possess the extensiveness of C++ and such. I say that for what its made for HTMl is surely a real and good option for programming. But it wont make great games and such like C++.

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    Scripting is the same thing as programming, because if you look at what you are doing when you use a language like C++ or even pure binary, you are just telling something what to do. That doesn't mean to go out and try to make a fully graphical first person shooter in pure HTML, but you sorta get the idea.

    I guess some people don't consider them a "real" programming language because you aren't really telling the computer what to do directly, you are telling an intrepreter what to tell the computer. But what I don't get is how people can say Java is a "real" programming language, but not HTML.

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    A programming language like C++ can do WAY more than any scripting language, right?
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    Originally posted by volk
    A programming language like C++ can do WAY more than any scripting language, right?
    Yeah...but write a prog that moves files, edits the registry and creates shortcuts and maybe throw in a little automation to boot (standard stuff for an installer) - I can do all this in C++, but it's a fair bit of work.....then I can also do this with a few lines of VBscript.......so to me it's a matter of the best tool for the each job not a matter of which is universally better....

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