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skiilaa
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JS. IS. A. PROGRAMMING. LANGUAGE.

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  • 11
    Nope. It's a scripting language. Java Script :)
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    @viking8 scripting languages are programming languages
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    @skiilaa @calmyourtities
    A programming language require an explicit compilation step. Interpreted languages (aka scripts) don't. Hence, JS is an interpreted language, and even it's name says so
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    @viking8 v8 has an internal compiler...
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    @skiilaa that's how the borders between programming languages and interpreted languages are merging now. Compiler time in newer languages are blazing fast, compared to history. If you compile your python to an executable, Electron to Popcorn Times, it still does not change the fact that JS was designed to be a scripting language - but things evolve. I would still call it scripting.
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    @viking8 Where did you get that definition? As long as a language tells a computer to do 'X', then it is a programming language. A scripting languages can just be a subset of programming languages as a whole, as fiction books are to books at large.
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    @viking8 Top answer:
    "A scripting language, script language or extension language is a programming language..."
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    @iam13islucky to be honest, I don't give a F :) scripting is interpreted, programming is compiled. As designed, JS is interpreted - how it evolves, I dear hope it merges into Python. But JS is not originally a programming language, there is no need for a compiler to crunch it.
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    @viking8 you can not give a F till you're blue in the face, you'll still be incorrect :)
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    I'll say it again.

    Who the heck cares?
    Just use whatever fits you!

    God I should make it my life motto..
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    @josh1238 hehe nah, whole purpose of not giving a F is to not get blue in the face, and to trigger the opposite party :)
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    @viking8 @iam13islucky well since you guys are on the topic, what is Brainfuck? 😁
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    @billgates Esoteric Programming Language
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    @skiilaa wow I actually just checked the wiki... It's a real language... I always thought from the name it was some cruel developer's idea of a joke...
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    @billgates nah, it's real.
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    @Greggergalactic you program something for a compiler to compile. You script something for an engine to run. Easy. And, as I mentioned, it's called JavaSCRIPT. What the inventors had intended is clear, what directions the engine takes is pointless. It's a scripting language.

    Troll award for today was greatly appreciated. I'd like to thank my father, not so much my mom - she doesn't understand anything digital, my troll mentors and my furiated crowd. It's been wonderful - for me :)

    And its still a scripting language! :)
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    Y'all need to find a hobby
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    @Greggergalactic I am sorry, I am out 😄
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    I'm on the "JS is a programming language train." Not that it matters. 😉
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    Do you use JS to build programs? Yes... so therefore it is a PROGRAMming language.
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    The issue I am seeing is that people are confusing "Programming Language" with "Compiled Language". Both Scripting and Compiled Languages are Programming Languages. Compiled is... well.. compiled, while Scripting runs on the fly and depends on a Run-time server.
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    This.👆

    @LicensedCrime Did you even read the link you pasted? It says right in the top answer that scripting languages (like JS) are programming languages.

    Did you only read the question and not the answer? Rookie mistake.

    And why would you paste a stack overflow answer as if it's a fact anyways. I'm positive I could find a response on a message board saying that dinosaurs weren't real. Would you take that as fact?
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    Definitely NO.
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    @LicensedCrime again you seem to be confusing scripting languages and compiled languages which are types of programming languages. They are both programming languages. And again, Stack Overflow is a reference not a empirically sound source of fact. Unless your idea of fact is an answer that has like 5 up votes out of you know billions of people in the world.
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    Either way I'm removing myself from posting on this thread anymore. Feel like I'm getting trolled and what is and what isn't a programming language is largely semantic and doesn't change the way cheeseburgers tastes or the the fact that PHP still sucks.
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    @LicensedCrime Is PHP a Programming Language to you?
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    @LicensedCrime PHP is actually a scripting language, which does make it a programming language.

    Also... how the fuck is it a framework?
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