Python, like Perl, is an interpreted scripting language included with the system. To quote the website, Python is defined as

python, (Gr. Myth. An enormous serpent that lurked in the cave of Mount Parnassus and was slain by Apollo) 1. any of a genus of large, non-poisonous snakes of Asia, Africa and Australia that suffocate their prey to death. 2. popularly, any large snake that crushes its prey. 3. totally awesome, bitchin' language that will someday crush the $'s out of certain other so-called VHLL's ;-)

Python was built from scratch to be object-oriented and easy to write and read. Although it has the same features as other popular languages, its syntax is cleaner than most—almost to the point of being scary. As such, it ...

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