Intermezzo: A little History
The Evolution of Python
In December 1989, Guido Van Rossum started work on a language that he christened Python. Guido Van Rossum had been part of the team that worked on the ABC programming language as part of the Amoeba operating systems in the 1980s at CWI (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica) in Amsterdam and although he liked the ABC programming language, he was frustrated by a number of features or lack of thereof. Guido wanted a high level programming language that would speed up the development of utilities for the the Amoeba project and ABC was not the answer. The ABC programming language would however play a very influential role in the development of python as Guido took parts he liked from the language and provided solutions for aspects of the ABC programming language that he found frustrating.
Guido published the first version of the Python programing language in February
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