History of Python Language

History of Python Programming Language

Python is a fairly old programming language whose design originally began in late 1980 and was first released in February 1991.
The founder of the Python programming language is Guido Van Rossum. Python was developed in Netherland.
The name Python was given because Rossum was a big fan of a comedy circus named “Monty Python’s  Flying Circus”.
In 1994 the first version 1.0 of Python was released with new features that consist of lambda, map, reduce and filter.

Python Updates

After Python was released in 1994, Python has upgraded itself multiple times by adding new features and extensions for the need and the ease of programmers.
Below is the list of Python Programming Updates along with its release date since it was first released in 1994.
Version Released Date
Python 1.0 January 1994
Python 1.5 December 1997
Python 1.6 September 2000
Python 2.0 October 2000
Python 2.1 April 2001
Python 2.2 December 2001
Python 2.3 July 2003
Python 2.4 November 2004
Python 2.5 September 2006
Python 2.6 October 2008
Python 2.7 July 2010
Python 3.0 December 2008
Python 3.1 June 2009
Python 3.2 February 2011
Python 3.3 September 2012
Python 3.4 March 2014
Python 3.5 September 2015
Python 3.6 December 2016
Python 3.7 June 2018

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