Python is a modern, powerful, interpreted language with object, modules, exceptions handling and automatic memory management. It was introduced to the world by Guido van Rossum in the year 1991.
Salient features of Python are:
* Simple and Easy: Python is a simple language that is easy to learn.
* Free / Open Source: Anybody can use Python without the need to purchase the license.
* Portable: Python codes are machine and platform-independent.
* Extensible and Embeddable: Python programs support usage of the C/C++ Code.
Standard Library: Python standard library contains pre-written tools for programming.