Python is a commonly known, high-level programming language with general usefulness. It was created in 1991 by Guido van Rossum, and developed by the Python Software Base. It was created primarily for stressing readability of code, and its syntax helps programmers to convey ideas in fewer lines of text. 


history of python


History had been due to be published in the late 1980s. It was at this point that development began on Python. Shortly after that, at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), headquartered in the Netherlands, Guido Van Rossum started to do his application-based research in December 1989. This was originally initiated as a leisure project as he was searching for a fun project during Christmas to keep him busy. The programming language that is claimed to have replaced Python is ABC Programming Language, which had the interfacing with the Amoeba Operating System and had the exception handling function.Early in his life he had also helped develop ABC, so he had noticed several problems with ABC but enjoyed much of the apps. What he did after that, was very really smart. He 'd taken ABC's spelling, and some of the positive qualities. This still came with a ton of problems, and he finally resolved those issues and built a decent scripting language which had eliminated all the shortcomings. The idea for the name comes from BBC's Television Show – 'Monty Python's Flying Circus,' so he was a huge fan of the TV series, so he needed a simple, special and almost obscure name for his creation, so he named it Python! He was the "Benevolent Tyrant for Life" (BDFL) before, on July 12, 2018, he stood down from the leadership role. He used to work at Google for quite a while, but is now employed at Dropbox.


Python 2.0 was launched in the year 2000. This edition was something like an open-source initiative created by representatives of the National Mathematics and Computer Science Research Institute. Python 's implementation had list comprehensions, a complete garbage collector and Unicode was provided. 


The next update was Python 3.0 and released in December 2008 (the current edition is 3.6.4). Subtle variations occur while Python 2 and 3 are identical. But most notably is the way the print statement operates, as the print statement was substituted by a print feature in Python 3.0.


Ready to operate Python? You may need to go through certain installation steps, but after that you can easily type 'python' into the terminal and run Python code much like IRB in ruby.