Introduction to Python

Python was conceptualized in the late 1980s. Guido van Rossum. what about the name “Python”:

Guido van Rossum, the creator of Python, wrote in 1996 about the origin of the name of his programming language1: “Over six years ago, in December 1989, I was looking for a ‘hobby’ programming project that would keep me occupied during the week around Christmas. My office … would be closed, but I had a home computer, and not much else on my hands. I decided to write an interpreter for the new scripting language I had been thinking about lately: a descendant of ABC that would appeal to Unix/C hackers. I chose Python as a working title for the project, being in a slightly irreverent mood (and a big fan of Monty Python’s Flying Circus).”

Parseltongue is the language of serpents and those who can converse with them. An individual who can speak parseltongue is known as a Parselmouth. It is a very uncommon skill, and is typically ereditary. Nearly all known parselmouths are descended from Salazar Slytherin.

Python is the language of the python interpreter and those who can converse with it. An individual who can speak python is known as Pythonista. It is very uncommon skill and may be hereditary. Nearly all known pythonista’s use software initially developed by Guido Van Rossumm.