Thursday, June 7, 2018

History of python

History Beginning

The idea of python started in early 1980s.

Real Implementation started in 1989  
(December 1989).

Finally Published in 1991 [27 Feb 1991].

Who created Python

Created by Guido Van Rossum. 

Developed Python while working in national research Institute Netherlands

About Guido Van Rossum 

Born in Haarlem, Netherlands on 31 Jan 1956 

His completed master degree in mathematics and computer science 1982, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands 

After there work on Netherlands Organisation for science and research.

Where develop python 

The centrum Wiskunde & informatica is research centre in the field of mathematics and theoretical computer science.

Ancestors of Python 

SETL (SET Langauge) is a very high-level programming langauge based on mathematical theory of sets. 

SETL appeared in 1969, developed at Newyork University 

ABC language influenced by setl was developed at CWI, intended to replace BASIC, Pascal. 

ABC had a major influence on the design of python Programming Language 

Guido Previously worked for several years on the ABC system in the early 1980s.


Python was an open source project. 

It was a great need of discussion forum. 

In 1994, the primary discussion forum for python was formed.

Why Named Python 

Most people think about snakes. 

choose python as a working title for the project, being in a slightly irreverent mood ( and a big fan of Monty python’s flying circus)

Version History

Python 1.0 (1994)
--Python 1.5(1997)
--Pythom 1.6 (2000)
python 2.0 (2000)
--Python 2.1 (2001), Python 2.2(2001), 2.3(2003), 2.4(2004), 2.5(2006), 2.6(2008), 2.7(2010)
--Python 2.7.15 (1May 2018)

Python 3.0 (2008)
--Python 3.1(2009)
--Python 3.2(2011)
--Python 3.3(2012)
--Python 3.4(2014)
--Python 3.6.5(28 Mar 2018)

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