COMP 171: Scripting Languages

Scripting languages are rapid prototyping languages that are used extensively. This course covers the principles, syntax and semantics of widely used scripting languages.

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This is a course suitable for anyone wishing to study programming computers without pain. After taking this course, students should (a) have an understanding of what scripting languages can do and when they are suitable for use, (b) be able to program in Perl (c) be able to program in Python, and (d) have an understanding of their applicability to scientific and business domains.


Students will learn how a program can be put together quickly and efficiently to solve problems.