7. Overview of Linux Programming Languages

Most Linux programming languages1 can be placed into two general categories: scripting languages (sometimes called interpreted languages) and compiled languages (sometimes called structured languages). There isn’t a strict definition that separates these categories, but the following provides the essential differences:

Complied languages cannot be executed directly from source code. The source code must be converted into compiled code first.

Scripts traditionally are not compiled.

Scripting languages ...

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