Python is used universally in server scripting, web and desktop applications, networking, natural language processing, statistical analysis, machine learning, and lots of other applications. This makes it a great tool for distributed applications with strong support in Apache Thrift.
Apache Thrift's compiler offers lots of options for Python. Run the following command to see them:
$ thrift --help
Look for the information about Python generators:
py (Python): new_style: Generate new-style classes. twisted: Generate Twisted-friendly RPC services. tornado: Generate code for use with Tornado. utf8strings: Encode/decode strings using utf8 in the generated code. slots: Generate code using slots for instance members.