(From the Python FAQ:) Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language. It incorporates modules, exceptions, dynamic typing, very high level dynamic data types, and classes. Python combines remarkable power with very clear syntax. It has interfaces to many system calls and libraries, as well as to various window systems, and is extensible in C or C++. It is also usable as an extension language for applications that need a programmable interface. Finally, Python is portable: it runs on many brands of UNIX, on the Mac, and on PCs under MS-DOS, Windows, Windows NT, and OS/2.
(From me:) In short, Python is a VERY COOL THING. It is the brainchild of Guido van Rossum, who, in the best tradition of the open-source community, turned it loose on the world. Thanks Guido!
The Python Language Website is at: http://www.python.org. Here you will find documentation, contributed modules, source code, and links to the rest of the Python universe.
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