Python© is a high-level programming language first released by Guido van Rossum in 1991. Python© is often characterized as minimalist, although this only applies to the core language's syntax and semantics; the standard library provides the language with a large number of additional libraries and extensions.
Python© is a remarkably powerful dynamic programming language that is used in a wide variety of application domains.
Some of its key distinguishing features include:
- Extremely clear, readable syntax
- Strong introspection capabilities
- Intuitive object orientation
- Natural expression of procedural code
- Full modularity, supporting hierarchical packages
- Exception-based error handling
- High level dynamic data types
- Extensive standard libraries and third party modules for virtually every task
The Python© implementation is under an open source license that makes it freely usable and distributable, even for commercial use.
For more information, visit the official Python website.