What is Python?!

phil hunt zen19725 at zen.co.uk
Wed Aug 10 16:36:36 CEST 2005

On Wed, 10 Aug 2005 13:14:26 +0200, Robert Wierschke <wierob at gmx.de> wrote:
>I'm learning python since 3 days. I' ve some programming experience in 
>BASIC, Pascal, C, C++ and Java. Actually I want to add a scripting 
>language to this repertoire (I have virtually no experience with 
>Having read that python is object orientated, I start wondering if 
>python is the right choice and what it is...
>	a scripting language or a "normal" language like C++ etc.


>So please tell me what python is, what are it's strength, what is it 
>good for and when should I use it and not one of the other languages.
>other questions:
>What about graphic? Can I create graphical interfaces with python?

There are several GUIs available, for example Tkinter.

>Python is interpreted but is it compiled to something like the java byte 

Yes. It is compiled to .pyc files which are then interpreted; 
exactly the same idea that java uses.

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