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Where we need to use Python ?

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Hi

Iam new to Python
I know Perl, JScript,C,C++,Java
But i want to know where excatly this python come in to picture

And Is it a interpreted language or a programming language
It comes in which category

I very keen to know this please tell

Regards
Ganesh P

Aug 20 '07 #1
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On Aug 20, 3:02 am, gperu...@gmail.com wrote:
Hi

Iam new to Python
I know Perl, JScript,C,C++,Java
But i want to know where excatly this python come in to picture

And Is it a interpreted language or a programming language
It comes in which category

I very keen to know this please tell

Regards
Ganesh P
http://www.python.org

Aug 20 '07 #2

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On Aug 20, 2007, at 1:02 AM, gp******@gmail.com wrote:
And Is it a interpreted language or a programming language
It comes in which category

I very keen to know this please tell
[ open on suburban kitchen, Wife and Husband arguing ]

Wife: New Shimmer is a floor wax!

Husband: No, new Shimmer is a dessert topping!

Wife: It's a floor wax!

Husband: It's a dessert topping!

Wife: It's a floor wax, I'm telling you!

Husband: It's a dessert topping, you cow!

Spokesman: [ enters quickly ] Hey, hey, hey, calm down, you two. New
Shimmer is both a floor wax and a dessert topping! Here, I'll spray
some on your mop.. [ sprays Shimmer onto mop ] ..and some on your
butterscotch pudding. [ sprays Shimmer onto pudding ]

[ Husband eats while Wife mops ]

Husband: Mmmmm, tastes terrific!

Wife: And just look at that shine! But will it last?

Spokesman: Hey, outlasts every other leading floor wax, 2 to 1. It's
durable, and it's scuff-resistant.

Husband: And it's delicious!

Spokesman: Sure is! Perks up anything from an ice cream sundae to a
pumpkin pie!

Wife: Made from an exclusive non-yellowing formula.

Husband: I haven't even touched my pudding and I'm ready for more!

Wife: But what about black heel marks?

Spokesman: Dirt, grime, even black heel marks, wipe clean with a damp
mop.

[ Husband accidentally sprays Shimmer onto the floor ]

Husband: Oh, sorry, honey, I'll clean that up!

Wife: Oh, no problem, sweetheart, not with new Shimmer!

[ Spokesman laughs continuously as he approaches the camera ]

Spokesman: New Shimmer, for the greatest shine you ever tasted!

Ducking,
Michael
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"If we had asked people what they wanted they would have said 'a
faster horse'." --Henry Ford
Aug 20 '07 #3

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Michael Bentley wrote:
On Aug 20, 2007, at 1:02 AM, gp******@gmail.com wrote:

>And Is it a interpreted language or a programming language
It comes in which category

I very keen to know this please tell

[ open on suburban kitchen, Wife and Husband arguing ]

Wife: New Shimmer is a floor wax!

Husband: No, new Shimmer is a dessert topping!

[snip 50s-style add]

Spokesman: New Shimmer, for the greatest shine you ever tasted!
Not the most to-the-point reply, but a very amusing one :).

/W
Aug 20 '07 #4

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On Aug 20, 10:13 am, Wildemar Wildenburger <wilde...@freakmail.de>
wrote:
Michael Bentley wrote:
On Aug 20, 2007, at 1:02 AM, gperu...@gmail.com wrote:
And Is it a interpreted language or a programming language
It comes in which category
I very keen to know this please tell
[ open on suburban kitchen, Wife and Husband arguing ]
Wife: New Shimmer is a floor wax!
Husband: No, new Shimmer is a dessert topping!
[snip 50s-style add]
Spokesman: New Shimmer, for the greatest shine you ever tasted!

Not the most to-the-point reply, but a very amusing one :).
Ack! Worst analogy ever!

But yes, amusing nonetheless.

Aug 20 '07 #5

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Terry Reedy a écrit :
<gp******@gmail.comwrote in message
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| And Is it a interpreted language or a programming language
| It comes in which category

Python is an algorithm programming language.

The CPython implementation of the langauge compiles Python to proprietary
byte code
Hahem... "proprietary" is certainly not the right term here.
and then interprets the byte code.
(snip the rest)
Aug 22 '07 #6

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gp******@gmail.com a écrit :
Hi

Iam new to Python
I know Perl, JScript,C,C++,Java
But i want to know where excatly this python come in to picture
Somewhere between Perl and Java.
And Is it a interpreted language or a programming language
??? It's obviously a programming language, but this has nothing to do
with interpreted vs compiled - which FWIW is a property of an
implementation, not of a language.

Actually, most Python implementations are compiled to byte-code
(specific one for CPython, JVM byte-code for Jython, CLR byte-code for
Iron-Python).
Aug 22 '07 #7

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|"Bruno Desthuilliers" Terry Reedy a écrit :
|
|The CPython implementation of the langauge compiles Python to
proprietary
|byte code

|Hahem... "proprietary" is certainly not the right term here.

a. you are being nitpicky, overly in my opinion
b. you failed to suggest a better term, hence cannot expect the same of me

In any case, CPython is owned by PSF (which gives it away). Its bytecode
is an private implementation detail subject to change in any .x version as
the developers see fit.

Aug 22 '07 #8

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On 22 Aug, 16:36, "Terry Reedy" <tjre...@udel.eduwrote:
|"Bruno Desthuilliers" Terry Reedy a écrit :
|Hahem... "proprietary" is certainly not the right term here.
[...]
In any case, CPython is owned by PSF (which gives it away). Its bytecode
is an private implementation detail subject to change in any .x version as
the developers see fit.
Yes, but it's not like the PSF are going to initiate legal action
against anyone who implements an interpreter for similar bytecode,
which is what has happened for things like CPU instruction sets in the
past. CPython bytecode is best described as "implementation-specific",
thus avoiding any words with exclusive ownership connotations.

Paul

Aug 22 '07 #9

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Does anyone have or know of a module to write out Excel spreadsheets in
SpreadsheetML format?

Thank you,
lance
Lance Ellinghaus
Aug 22 '07 #10

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Terry Reedy a écrit :
|"Bruno Desthuilliers" Terry Reedy a écrit :
|
|The CPython implementation of the langauge compiles Python to
proprietary
|byte code

|Hahem... "proprietary" is certainly not the right term here.

a. you are being nitpicky,
Possibly.
overly in my opinion
Possibly too.
b. you failed to suggest a better term,
True. What about "specific", then ?
hence cannot expect the same of me
This is debatable, but I don't feel like debating on this.
In any case, CPython is owned by PSF (which gives it away). Its bytecode
is an private implementation detail subject to change in any .x version as
the developers see fit.
Which AFAICT doesn't make it "proprietary", for the common definition of
"proprietary" wrt/ softwares. Python is free software, which means that
anyone can freely write either it's own Python compiler (which is
basically what Jython and IronPython are) or write a compiler for any
language to CPython's VM.

Sorry for being so nitpicky.
Aug 23 '07 #11

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