An interpreted, high-level, general-purpose programming language. Created by Guido van Rossum and first released in 1991, Python's design philosophy emphasizes code readability with its notable use of significant whitespace.

Python is an interpreted, interactive programming language created by Guido van Rossum in 1990.


  • And what defines a 'python activist' anyway? Blowing up Perl installations worldwide?
    • Ivan Van Laningham, June 2005, on comp. lang. python
  • As it seems to me, in Perl you have to be an expert to correctly make a nested data structure like, say, a list of hashes of instances. In Python, you have to be an idiot not to be able to do it, because you just write it down.
  • Python is more concerned with making it easy to write good programs than difficult to write bad ones.
    • Steve Holden, June 2005, on comp.lang.python

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