Introduction to Python


What is Python ?

  • Python is a high level Object Oriented Programming Language.
  • Python is an interpreted language.
  • Name of Python interpreter is python.

History of Python

  • Python language is created by Guido Van Rossum in Netherlands.
  • First version of Python is released in 1991.

Important Points

  • Programs written in Python are typically much shorter than equivalent C, C++ or Java code.
  • Python source code have extension .py .
  • By default Python source code files are treated as encoded in UTF-8.
  • Python language don’t have any compiler. Python have only interpreter.