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Python programming

Python is an interpreted, interactive programming language created by Guido van Rossum in 1990. Python is fully dynamically typed and uses automatic memory management; it is thus similar to Tcl, Perl, Scheme, and Ruby. Python is developed as an open source project, managed by the non-profit Python Software Foundation. Python 2.4.1 was released on March 30, 2005.

1 Philosophy
2 Data types and structures

2.1 Base types
2.2 Collection types
2.3 Object system

3 Syntax

3.1 Syntactical significance of indentation
3.2 Comments and docstrings
3.3 Functional programming

3.4 Logical operators
3.5 Object-oriented programming
3.6 Exception handling

4 Standard library
5 Other features
6 Neologisms
7 Supported platforms
8 Python usage

8.1 Major organizations using Python
8.2 Software written in Python
8.3 Packages for Python
8.4 Miscellaneous

9 External links and references

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