The Python Programming Language

Published on 31 December 2018 (Updated: 31 December 2018)

The Python Programming Language

In order to learn more about Python, I took to Wikipedia for some background.

According to Wikipedia, Python is an interpreted general-purposed language that was created by Guido van Rossum, a Dutch programmer, in 1991. Apparently, Python was inspired by ABC, an imperative general-purpose language.

Since 1991, Python has had two major upgrades: Python 2.0 and Python 3.0. In October 2000, Python 2.0 was released. Over eight years later, Python 3.0 was released. Currently, the community supports both versions of Python. But, Python 2 is slowly losing support.1



  1. J. Grifski, “Hello World in Python,” The Renegade Coder, 15-Mar-2018. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 31-Dec-2018].