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High-level programming and scripting language

Python is an high-level programming and scripting language.

Some of its key distinguishing features include: clear, readable syntax; strong introspection capabilities; intuitive object orientation; natural expression of procedural code; full modularity, supporting hierarchical packages; exception-based error handling; and very high-level dynamic data types.



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Leaders and contributors

Guido van Rossum Original author

Resources and communication

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Software prerequisites


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