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Firaxis Games:

"Like XML, scripting was extremely useful as both a mod tool and an internal development tool. If you don't have any need to expose code and algorithms in a simple and safe way to others, you can argue that providing a scripting language is not worth the effort. However, if you do have that need, as we did, scripting is a no brainer, and it makes complete sense to use a powerful, documented, cross-platform standard such as Python." -- Mustafa Thamer of Firaxis Games, talking about Civilization IV. Quoted on page 18 of the August 2005 Game Developer Magazine.


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.

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PyCon 2007 Podcast Now Available

Talks from PyCon 2007 are now being posted as a podcast; see the podcast page for links to the RSS feeds.

Published: Sun, 25 Nov 2007 12:58 -0500

PyCon 2008: Proposals Deadline Extended

The deadline for PyCon 2008 conference talk and tutorial proposals has been extended to the end of Monday, November 19 (Chicago time). See the announcement here.

Published: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 10:05 -0500

PyCon 2008: Call for Talk & Tutorial Proposals

Proposals for PyCon 2008 talks and tutorials are being accepted, now through November 16.

Published: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 20:45 -0400

Texas Regional Python Unconference in Houston This Weekend Sep 15-16

The first regional unconference for Pythoneers in Texas is being held on the University of Houston campus this weekend. Experienced and novice programmers will benefit. Admission is free, although we appreciate sign-ups on the event wiki to help in planning.

Published: Tue, 11 Sep 2007 5:50 -0600

Python 3000 released as Python 3.0a1

The first alpha release of Python 3000 is here.

Published: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 12:00 -0500

Coming soon: PyWeek #5 - Python Game Programming Challenge

The 5th Python Game Programming Challenge runs from the 2nd to 9th of September.

Published: Sat, 25 Aug 2007 12:10 -0500

New Python Bugtracker

The Python infrastructure committee has just coordinated the switch to Roundup as the new Python bug tracker. Please don't use the SourceForge tracker any longer; use instead.

Published: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 16:10 +0200
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