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A scripting language is a command set for controlling some specific piece of hardware, software, or operating system, often with rudimentary and in some cases more advanced programming-like control flow constructs, and is almost always usable from a stored format such as a simple text file, a section of read-only persistent storage in an embedded device, a deck of punched cards, or other mechanism. Most scripting languages use no compiler at all, instead being interpreted on the fly by the application itself, sometimes after being converted to a bytecode or other intermediate form that can be interpreted more quickly by the application, which by contrast is typically a program compiled to native machine code. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Scripting language)

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  • Number of articles referring to 'scripting language': 12 (0.7% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'scripting language' across all Ariadne articles: 23
  • Average number of references to 'scripting language' per Ariadne article: 1.92
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'scripting language': 1996-11
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  1. ian peacock (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. brett burridge (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. brian kelly (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. matthew dovey (see articles on this topic by this author)
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Jon Knight investigates what is meant by the current buzzword intranet and looks at how it may be applied in a library environment. A suggestion for a low cost entry level intranet solution is also given.

November 1996, issue6, tooled up

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