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Python Programming On Win32 by Mark Hammond, Andy Robinson

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Chapter 1. What Is Python?

Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language, first developed in 1990 by Guido van Rossum. By the end of 1998, it had grown to an estimated user base of 300,000, and it’s beginning to attract wide attention in the industry.

Python doesn’t offer revolutionary new features. Rather, it combines many of the best design principles and ideas from many different programming languages. It’s simple and powerful. More than any other language, it gets out of the way so that you can think about the problem, not the language. Programming in Python just feels right.

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