Second Advantage of Script Languages

Script code is very good for quick, ad-hoc solutions. You can whip out a simple script to solve a simple problem in no time. For example, if you wanted to backup several groups of files stored in different directories on different drives, you could write a simple script that would find these files and compress them into an archive file. You could, of course, also do this by hand. However, if this were a task that you needed to repeat on a regular basis, writing a script to perform the task for you would probably make repetitions of the task faster and more reliable.