Why is Python called a scripting language while C++ is not? Why is it that C++ normally runs faster than Python? Why do we need to compile C++ but not Python? What is compiling? What is a compiler?

To begin with, both Python and C++ are programming languages. We’ve created them so that we can communicate with computers.

To make things simpler, let’s consider both Python and C++ as two human beings. Python is Portuguese and C++ is a Chinese. Both of them are traveling to Quebec and they want to order poutines from a restaurant in Quebec.