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Belorussian translation by Bohdan Zograf.
[ http://cloudlakes.com/python/ ]
Bulgarian translation by Dimitar Teykiyski, hosted courtesy of
[ http://cloudlakes.com ]
the Cloud Lakes Team.
The following is from an anonymous donor
- Python was invented by Guido Van Rossum in 1990.
- At the time, Guido was working on the Amoeba distributed operating system. Python was to be the scripting language for this OS.
- Python was influenced by the teaching language ABC (on which Guido had worked) as well as many other programming languages.
- It was named after Monty Python, because of Guido's great love for Flying Circus and other Python productions.
- The first public release was in 1991.
- The comp.lang.python usenet group founded in 1994. Still active on Google Groups in 2010.
- Python was free as in speech from the beginning.
(EMail Date: Sun, 08 May 2005 04:38:41 -0700 (PDT))
Mon Feb 14 13:37:20 PST 2011:
It looks like Python is still evolving... With two current versions: 2.7 and
3. Python 3 is a large leap forward.
Python is available on just about every modern operating system.
On Unix based systems (including Linux distributions and Apple Macs)
it is already installed and ready to go.
If you have python installed on your computer the command
will let you input commands and definitions etc. interactively.
You can exit by tapping the end-of-file character -- on UNIX/Linux CTRL-D.
[ http://codepad.org/ ]
[ http://pythonfiddle.com/ ]
to input and execute Python programs over the web.
List possible methods
lists the data and methods associated with the object.
Find out about a method
outputs the documentation for the method when applied to the object.
Here is a Myst-y challenge
[ http://www.pythonchallenge.com/ ]
that sets you a series of puzzles to solve using python.
[ http://docs.python.org/py3k/ ]
[ http://diveintopython3.org/ ]
[ results?search_query=python+3+tutorial&aq=f ]
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(Sudoku): Peter Norvig's elegant and literate Python Sudoku solver
[ sudoku.html ]
Python is one of the rare languages that uses
to indicate structure[Note1].
Back in 2003 Andrew Thanalertvisuti CS Honors Project
at CSUSB documented the syntax of Python. These pages have been removed
from the student web server after a crash. The following resources
describe the syntax for Python. Here are some sources.
[ grammar.html ]
(2.7 HTML EBNF),
[ grammar.txt ]
(2.5 Txt Grammar),
[ http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicksieger/281055485/ ]
I'm translating the 2.5 TXT version into a XBNF/MATHS version:
[ python.syntax.html ]
, let me know if and when errors creep in. I am also adding notes
on differences between Python 2.* and Python 3.*.
I also have a draft
[ python.lexicon.html ]
listing many of the 80+ basic symbols/lexemes in Python.
The following Google search is a backup if the above fail.
[ search?q=python+grammar ]
[click here PythonData if you can fill this hole]
[click here PythonSemantics if you can fill this hole]
Here is an incredible spreadsheet showing how features have been added and removed, version by version:
[ pub?key=0At5kubLl6ri7dHU2OEJFWkJ1SE16NUNvaGg2UFBxMUE&gid=0 ]
[ python-for-math-teachers.html ]
Language of the month:
[ http://www.scdi.org/languages/python/ ]
[ http://www.python.org/ ]
[ comp.lang.python ]
(unmoderated so it has spam).
[ http://docs.python.org/reference/ ]
(Version 2.7 November 07 2010),
[ http://docs.python.org/py3k/reference/ ]
(Version 3.1 November 7th 2010).
Also follow links on
[ Python.html ]
[ python.html ]
(SIKULI): Fri Jan 22 11:02 2010.
Saw this on Slash Dot. A language that makes it easy to automate tasks by mixing
Python like syntax with GUI elements. For example you can take a snapshot of a button on
the screen and drag it into a script as an argument of a "click(_)", "wait(_)",
"input(_)", etc. function. Here
[ http://sikuli.csail.mit.edu/ ]
is the link to the project site at MIT. The drag and drop feature is like the
MIT Scribble language.
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(Note1): The languages OCCAM and CODIL also used indentation in a similar way.
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