Python



[pahy-thon, -thuh n] /ˈpaɪ θɒn, -θən/

noun
1.
any of several Old World boa constrictors of the subfamily Pythoninae, often growing to a length of more than 20 feet (6 meters): the Indian python, Python molurus, is endangered.
[pahy-thon, -thuh n] /ˈpaɪ θɒn, -θən/
noun
1.
a spirit or demon.
2.
a person who is possessed by a spirit and prophesies by its aid.
[pahy-thon, -thuh n] /ˈpaɪ θɒn, -θən/
noun, Classical Mythology.
1.
a large dragon who guarded the chasm at Delphi from which prophetic vapors emerged. He was finally killed by Apollo, who established his oracle on the site.
/ˈpaɪθən/
noun
1.
any large nonvenomous snake of the family Pythonidae of Africa, S Asia, and Australia, such as Python reticulatus (reticulated python). They can reach a length of more than 20 feet and kill their prey by constriction
/ˈpaɪθən/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) a dragon, killed by Apollo at Delphi
n.

1580s, fabled serpent, slain by Apollo near Delphi, from Latin Python, from Greek Python “serpent slain by Apollo,” probably related to Pytho, the old name of Delphi, perhaps itself related to pythein “to rot,” or from PIE *dhubh-(o)n-, from *dheub- “hollow, deep, bottom, depths,” and used in reference to the monsters who inhabit them. Zoological application to large non-venomous snakes of the tropics is from 1836, originally in French.

1. A simple, high-level interpreted language invented by Guido van Rossum in 1991. Python combines ideas from ABC, C, Modula-3 and Icon. It bridges the gap between C and shell programming, making it suitable for rapid prototyping or as an extension language for C applications. It is object-oriented and supports packages, modules, classes, user-defined exceptions, a good C interface, dynamic loading of C modules and has no arbitrary restrictions.
Python is available for many platforms, including Unix, Windows, DOS, OS/2, Macintosh and Amoeba.
Latest version: 2.5, as of 2007-02-21.
(http://python.org/).
Usenet newsgroup: news:comp.lang.python.
(2007-02-21)
2. A compiler for CMU Common LISP. Python is more sophisticated than other Common Lisp compilers. It produces better code and is easier to use. The programming environment based on the Hemlock editor is better integrated than GNU Emacs based environments.
(1997-02-27)

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