July 28, 2003
I've wittered on here previously about Python without really explaining what it is ...
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.
Python is used by life science companies, NASA, Industrial Light and Magic, and apparently underpins Google.
And it's fun!
Posted by daen at July 28, 2003 12:44 AM