1.   (language)   A simple, high-level interpreted language invented by Guido van Rossum <> in 1991. Python combines ideas from ABC, C, Modula-3 and Icon. It bridges the gap between C and shell programming, making it suitable for rapid prototyping or as an extension language for C applications. It is object-oriented and supports packages, modules, classes, user-defined exceptions, a good C interface, dynamic loading of C modules and has no arbitrary restrictions.

Python is available for many platforms, including Unix, Windows, DOS, OS/2, Macintosh and Amoeba.

Latest version: 2.5, as of 2007-02-21.

Usenet newsgroup: news:comp.lang.python.

Last updated: 2007-02-21

2.   (compiler)   A compiler for CMU Common LISP. Python is more sophisticated than other Common Lisp compilers. It produces better code and is easier to use. The programming environment based on the Hemlock editor is better integrated than GNU Emacs based environments.

Last updated: 1997-02-27