History of Python Programming

Python is a general purpose and high level object oriented programming language. Python language was developed in 1991 by Guido Van Rossum at CWI( Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica) in the Netherlands. It is derived from two languages Modula-3 and ABC.

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There are so many modules which are derived from Modula-3 and features like exception handling and event handling are derived from ABC language.

The language was named after a BBC comedy show namely monty python’s flying circus.

Python is considered as Interpreted language like perl, Tcl etc., it employs a compilation stage that translates the raw python script into a series of bytecodes, which are then executed by the virtual machine. The language’s object oriented approach and constructs aim to help programmer’s communities write logical and readable  code for small and large-scale projects. It uses white space  indentation, rather than braces or any other special symbol, to delimit the blocks.

Python language follows a cross platform, that means it can be embedded into C, C++, Java etc. so you can provide a scripting interface to your application using python.

The newer bugfix releases of Python 3.7 that supersede 3.7. 7 and Python 3.8 is now the latest feature release of Python 3.