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.
Core and Builtins
- Prevent assignment to set literals.
- Issue #9125: Add recognition of 'except ... as ...' syntax to parser module.
- Issue #7673: Fix security vulnerability (CVE-2010-2089) in the audioop module,
ensure that the input string length is a multiple of the frame size.
- Issue #9075: In the ssl module, remove the setting of a ``debug`` flag
on an OpenSSL structure.