1. <language> A simple, high-level interpreted language by Guido van
Rossum <email@example.com>, 1991. Python combines ideas from ABC, C,
Modula-3 and Icon. It bridges the gap between C and shell programming, making it
suitable for rapid prototyping or as an extension language for C applications.
It is object-oriented and supports packages, modules, classes, user-defined
exceptions, a good C interface, dynamic loading of C modules and has no
Python is available, among others, for Unix, Windows, DOS, OS/2, Macintosh, and
Current version: 1.4, includes interpreter, libraries, and documentation.
Usenet newsgroup: comp.lang.python.
2. <compiler> A compiler for CMU Common LISP. Python is more
sophisticated than other Common Lisp compilers. It produces better code and is
easier to use. The programming environment based on the Hemlock editor is better
integrated than GNU Emacs based environments.
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