general-purpose programming language

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
Wikibooks has a book on the topic of