interpreters


Python – added 12/1/2004

Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language. It is often compared to Tcl, Perl, Scheme or Java.


Tcl – added 12/1/2004

Tcl (originally from “Tool Command Language”, but nonetheless conventionally rendered as “Tcl” rather than “TCL”; and pronounced like “tickle”) is a scripting language created by John Ousterhout that is generally thought to be easy to learn, but powerful in the right hands. It is most commonly used for rapid prototyping, scripted applications, GUIs and testing.


Perl – added 12/1/2004

Perl is Open Source software. You can download it for free as a source code or as a pre-compiled binary distribution.


MIT/GNU Scheme – added 12/1/2004

MIT/GNU Scheme is a complete programming environment that runs on many unix platforms, as well as Microsoft Windows and IBM OS/2. It features a rich runtime library, a powerful source-level debugger, a native-code compiler, and an integrated Emacs-like editor.


PHP – added 12/1/2004

PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML.