Python is a dynamic object-oriented programming language that can be used for many kinds of software development. It offers strong support for integration with other languages and tools, comes with extensive standard libraries, and can be learned in a few days. Many Python programmers report substantial productivity gains and feel the language encourages the development of higher quality, more maintainable code.
Python runs on Windows, Linux/Unix, Mac OS X, OS/2, Amiga, Palm Handhelds, and Nokia mobile phones. Python has also been ported to the Java and .NET virtual machines.
Python is distributed under an OSI-approved open source license that makes it free to use, even for commercial products.
* An ordered dictionary type
* New unittest features including test skipping, new assert methods, and test discovery
* A much faster io module
* Automatic numbering of fields in the str.format() method
* Float repr improvements backported from 3.x
* Tile support for Tkinter
* A backport of the memoryview object from 3.x
* Set literals
* Set and dictionary comprehensions
* Dictionary views
* New syntax for nested with statements
* The sysconfig module