newbie to python

Chris Rebert clp2 at
Sun Oct 24 09:48:21 CEST 2010

On Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 12:29 AM, Hrishikesh <hrishikeshp19 at> wrote:
> I want to start python, I have just downloaded python compiler,

Most consider it an interpreter (though it does compile the source
code into high-level bytecode).

> Can
> somebody please tell me what python really is

A programming language. What's a question like that even mean?

> and explain its
> architecture,

Define "architecture" in this context.

> in what problems it is used

Various and sundry; it's a general-purpose language.
But see

> and from where should I
> start?

The official tutorial of course.
If you downloaded version 2.x:
If you downloaded version 3.x:


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