Overview of Python programming language


Python is an interpreted, object-oriented, high-level programming language which is used to write scripting on web. Python is simple, easy to learn syntax emphasizes readability and therefore reduces the cost of program maintenance.

Python is designed to be highly readable. It uses English keywords frequently where as other languages use punctuation, and it has fewer syntactical constructions than other languages.

History of Python

Python was developed by Guido van Rossum in the late eighties and early nineties at the National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science in the Netherlands.

Python is derived from many other languages, including ABC, Modula-3, C, C++, Algol-68, SmallTalk, and Unix shell and other scripting languages.

Python is copyrighted. Like Perl, Python source code is now available under the GNU General Public License (GPL). Python is now maintained by a core development team at the institute, although Guido van Rossum still holds a vital role in directing its progress.

We are now going to start to learn Python in detail. We will start learning Python from the very basic topics. All the topics are provided below in the form of links. You need to click on the links to read more about the particular topic of Python.

1. Python and its features