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Python is a multiparadigm, general-purpose, interpreted, high-level programming language. Python allows programmers to use different programming styles to create simple or complex programs, get quicker results and write code almost as if speaking in a human language. Some of the popular systems and applications that have employed Python during development include Google Search, YouTube, BitTorrent, Google App Engine, Eve Online, Maya and iRobot machines.
Python’s initial development was spearheaded by Guido van Rossum in the late 1980s. Today, it is developed by the Python Software Foundation. Because Python is a multiparadigm language, Python programmers can accomplish their tasks using different styles of programming: object oriented, imperative, functional or reflective. Python can be used in Web development, numeric programming, game development, serial port access and more.
There are two attributes that make development time in Python faster than in other programming languages: