|(language)||scripting language - (Or "glue language") A loose term for any language
that is weakly typed or untyped and has little or no
provision for complex data structures. A program in a
scripting language (a "script") is often interpreted (but
see Ousterhout's dichotomy).|
Scripts typically interact either with other programs (often as glue) or with a set of functions provided by the interpreter, as with the file system functions provided in a UNIX shell and with Tcl's GUI functions. Prototypical scripting languages are AppleScript, C Shell, MSDOS batch files, and Tcl.