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1. Ahh right. I wasn't aware that happened.

2. Web sites are a classic example of scripting languages being used for real time performance critical systems (though I'm not arguing that all web sites are real time).

Sometimes the ability to modify code easily is as important to the choice of languages as the raw execution speed of the compiled binaries.

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