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First;  Do shell scripts run faster than programs that have to be compiled? Also; is the development and debugging of shell scripts easier than developing compiled programs, at least theoretically?
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> .. scripts run faster than programs that have to be compiled?
usually no.

> .. development and debugging of shell scripts easier than developing compiled programs ..
Depends.
Theoretically there exist compilers for structured languages which tell you about every possible error you programmed. But
  In theory, theory and praxis are identical
  In praxis they are not.

If you say scripts instead of shell, it would be that they are mpore likely used for simple and/or often changing tasks (and huge perl sophistcated scripts proove the exception again:).
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