History of Python

History of python

About the language

History of Python starts in the late 1980s at Centrum Wiskunde and Informatica, Python language was Designed by Guido Van Rossum and was first released in 1991. Python language is the successor of ABC Language which had the feature of exception handling. Guido Van Rossum worked on the creation of ABC and so he took the syntax and features of the language, then solved all the issues with the language and created a good scripting language.

Features of Python:

  • Readable: Syntax is similar to English and so the language is readable.
  • Easy to learn: Python is expressive language and thus it is easy to learn.
  • Cross-Platform: Python can run on different operating systems such as Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.
  • Open Source: This is an open-source language.
  • Large Standard library: Python has a very big library of pre-defined functions.
  • Free: Python is freely available to use over your applications.
  • Supports Exception Handling: Python has an advanced feature of exception handling.
  • Advanced Features: Python supports many advanced features.
  • Automatic Memory Management: Python supports this feature which automatically allocates and free the memory whenever used.
about the language

Why Python?

Python can run on different platforms like Windows, Mac, Linux, etc. It is easy to learn syntax as they are the same as the English language. Python codes are shorter than compared to other programming languages and hence are easy to write and debug. Python can be treated in an object-oriented,  procedural, or functional way as it supports the concept of object-oriented programming and also functional programming. Some Special points in history of  python are:

  • It has a wast, active and supportive community.
  • Sponsor of Python is Google.
  • Huge library support.
  • Efficient and easy to learn.
  • Python is accessible.

Yes, I definitely believe that it has some good cross-platform properties. Object orientation was one of the techniques I used to make Python platform independent.

Guido Van Rossum

Some applications of Python

  • Web Development
  • Game Development
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Science and Data Visualization
  • Desktop GUI
  • Web Scraping
  • Business Applications
  • Audio and Video Applications
  • CAD Applications, etc.


Who is the father of Python?

Guido Van Rossum is referred to as the father of Python programming language. He has also worked in the development of the ABC language, which is parent fort python programing language.

1st Version of Pyhton programing language

The first version of the Python programing language was 0.9.0 realized in the year 1991

Why python is named as Python

The Language is named python after the BBC show “Monty Python’s Flying Circus”  and not on the name of the snake.