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When Was Python Programming Language Created?

When Was Python Programming Language Created?

Python was being built by Guido Van Rossum, during 1982-1990, at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica(CWI), and was first released on February 20, 1991.

Why Was It Named Python?

Guido Van Rossum was a big fan of ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’. It used be a famous TV show, which was first aired by BBC in 1969. Getting inspiration from the show, Guido Van Rossum wanted a short and unique name that would stay in people’s minds forever. Therefore, Python was named after Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

When Was Python Created?

Below mentioned is a brief timeline of the Python Programming Language;

1.Python’s first public release (USENET) – 20th of February 1991

2.Later PYTHON.ORG website was introduced on 27th of March 1995

3.Python 2.0 was released on 16th of October 2000

4.Later Python 3.0 was released on 3rd of December 2008

5.Currently Python 3.8 is the most stable version, released on 14th of October 2019

If you guys are interested in learning more about python history you can visit this article on What is python.

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