In February 2006 Greg Stein spoke about Python at google. I liked this quote: "Greg mentioned that to create code.google.com took about 100 lines of python code. But since it has so many dependencies, the build system generated a 3 megabyte makefile for it!" That gave me an idea of what a *glue* language means!
On the same blog there is another quote from Guido Van Rossum: "Guido uses print statements for 90% of his debugging and a debugger for the times when his brain stops working or he has to debug some wierd code that someone else wrote. "