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Icon Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language. It is often compared to Tcl, Perl, Scheme or Java. Python combines remarkable power with very clear syntax. It has modules, classes, exceptions, very high level dynamic data types, and dynamic typing. There are interfaces to many system calls and libraries, as well as to various windowing systems (X11, Motif, Tk, Mac, MFC, STDWIN). New built-in modules are easily written in in C or C++. Python is also usable as an extension language for applications that need a programmable interface.

Current Version:   2.0

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Source Code Availability:   Yes,

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Targeted Platforms:

all Unix types, Windows, Mac, and most minority OS'es.

Software/Hardware Requirements:

Tcl/Tk is useful but not required.

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  • Python users often fall in love with the language.
  • Linux Journal, No.21, January, 1996.

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