Python is often compared to Tcl, Perl, Ruby, Scheme or Java. Google is one of the power users of this dynamic programming language.
This new version, released on December 3 2008, is incompatible with the 2.x line of releases. The language is mostly the same, but many details, especially how built-in objects like dictionaries and strings work, have changed considerably, and a lot of deprecated features have finally been removed. Also, the standard library has been reorganized in a few prominent places.
If you are interested in what the founder of Python programming language, Guido van Rossum, has to say read his blog here.
You can try the new production version by downloading it from here in these formats:
- * Gzipped source tar ball (3.0)
* Bzipped source tar ball (3.0)
* Windows x86 MSI Installer (3.0)
* Windows AMD64 MSI Installer (3.0)
Have bugs to report? Do it at http://bugs.python.org
Python offers a wide range of choices for web development:
- * Writing basic CGI scripts
* Frameworks such as Django and TurboGears
* High-end solutions such as Zope
* Advanced content management systems such as Plone
For custom web solutions and other internet-based applications:
- * Extensive support for HTML and XML
* E-mail processing
* Processing RSS feeds
* Support for many other Internet protocols
Python also offers choices for other applicatiohn development but it’s beyond the scope of this website. You can find out more here.