What is Python?
Python is a high-level programming language
- a language that does not deal with the concepts of pointers and memory storage/allocation unlike C. Python is also a general purpose programming language
- a programming language that can be used widely in many different applications and software.
Python is originally called to be a scripting language
because it is an interpreted language
- a term opposite to compiled language (An interpreted language is one which is interpreted line by line (or instruction by instruction) and converted into the machine code). However in the real world, Python is more prone to be termed as a Programming Language rather to be termed as a Scripting Language.Who Implemented Python?
Python was originally implemented by Guido van Rossum
in the Netherlands. He currently works at Google Inc. but still spends half of his time in the development of Python.Advantages of using Python1. Shorter code
Python itself is written in such a way that it has a short structure and it is almost 2-10 times
shorter than a C code that performs the same function.2. Easy to read
Python is in an easy-to-read format. It is usually not so confusing when a novice Python programmer tries to understand it by reading when compared to a C or Java code.3. Easy to Learn
This is what that has drawn many programmers' attention towards learning Python. Python's syntax is very simple when compared to many other computer languages and hence, it is easy for any one to learn Python.Applications of Python
Some of the applications of Python include creating GUI & database applications, XML processing, web scripting and even in rapid prototyping.
One of the most common application of Python is the BitTorrent protocol/technology
. It is mainly written in Python. What else do you need to prove that Python is a widely used language?
Do you know that, Python is one of the most favorite languages of Hackers