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1. Python Introduction

Chapter 1. Python Introduction

Twenty years ago, Guido van Rossum was hard at work on the first release of Python. A lot has changed in those twenty years. Many of the programming languages that were contemporaries of Python have started showing their age. Meanwhile, there have been no shortages of new programming languages, yet Python continues to hold up well. Its emphasis on clean syntax, and its melding of object-oriented and functional programming elements, put it years ahead of the other popular languages from the 1990s.

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