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.
The Python Software Foundation (PSF) holds and protects the intellectual property rights behind Python, underwrites the PyCon conference, and funds grants and other projects in the Python community.
OS/2 port information:
Thanks to Andy Macintyre for previous EMX ports of Python, and to Knut for adding support for building Python via configure.
This port has only had light testing – but works with BitTorrent here.
It is suggested to add something like the following to config.sys to help Python find it’s files:
Updated to Python v2.7.5
Python v2.7.5 – updated 2013-09-07 – see readme.os2 for runtime requirements