= P =
In the words of its author, "the other
scripting language" (other than Perl, that is). Python's
design is notably clean, elegant, and well thought through; it
tends to attract the sort of programmers who find Perl grubby and
exiguous. Python's relationship with Perl is rather like the BSD
community's relationship to Linux - it's the smaller party in a
(usually friendly) rivalry, but the average quality of its
developers is generally conceded to be rather higher than in the
larger community it competes with. There's a Python resource page
at http://www.python.org. See also Guido.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.