This is an old copy of the Python FAQ. The information here may be outdated.

What is Python?

Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language. It incorporates modules, exceptions, dynamic typing, very high level dynamic data types, and classes. Python combines remarkable power with very clear syntax. It has interfaces to many system calls and libraries, as well as to various window systems, and is extensible in C or C++. It is also usable as an extension language for applications that need a programmable interface. Finally, Python is portable: it runs on many Unix variants, including Linux, on the Mac and on Windows, as well as on the Java and DotNet platforms.

To find out more, start with the Beginner’s Guide to Python.

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