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I think your definition is wrong, just go with wikipedia's definition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scripting_language

Javascript can be run at the command-line just like ruby, python, and the rest. You can write a full application in pure javascript without depending on external third party tools too -- see stuff like nodejs.

Also, I don't know of anyone that would consider Haskell to be a scripting language. If we consider Haskell a scripting language, we might as well consider Java, C, C++ to be scripting languages too...




According to the Wikipedia definition, Haskell is a scripting language (it can be dynamically typed, interpreted, embedded, etc). That's why I don't think it's a useful definition.

How do you write a full application in JavaScript? The language doesn't even define any way to open a file. NodeJS is a third-party tool -- it's not part of the JavaScript language.




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