Brief History of Python Programming Language and Guido Van Rossum

Brief History of Python Programming Language 


what is python?  

Python is an interpreted high-level language and general-purpose programming language


What is python used for?

Python is a general-purpose coding language which means that unlike HTML, CSS, and javascript it can be used for other programming and software development and data science, and writing system scripts among the software 

 

                                      Brief History of Python Programming Language and Guido Van Rossum


History of python:

The python programming language was discovered in the year 1980 by the scientist named "Guido Van Rossum" at centrum wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in the Netherlands 

-> Python programming language was the successor of the ABC programming language 

-> The implementation of this particular language was to begin in the year 1989

->  Guido Van Rossum was taken all the responsibility of developing the language 

-> He named it python because Rossum was following the scripts of "Monty python's Flying Circus" a BBC comedy series from the 1970s he thinks that he needs a small and short name for his language and it must be unique. so he decided to name it "python"


First version Python?

In the year 1994, the python first version (python version 1.0)  was released major features are included in this version like functional programming tools lambda, map, filter and reduce

-> and after six and half years later in the year 2000 in October month the python second version (python version 2.0) was released 


Who uses Python?


Brief History of Python Programming Language and Guido Van Rossum

The python language was mostly used by companies like

1) Google 

2) Dropbox 

3) Netflix

4) NASA

5) NSA

6) Bit torrent 


What are the main features of Python? 


Brief History of Python Programming Language and Guido Van Rossum

-> Simplicity 

-> Open source 

-> portability 

-> Embed-able & Extensible

-> Interpreted 

-> Huge Libraries 

-> Object orentation support

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