This manual is the definitive language reference for Python. It describes the syntax of Python and its built-in datatypes. Python is an interpreted object-oriented programming language, suitable for rapid application development and scripting. Python's syntax emphasizes readability, which reduces the cost of program maintenance. This is a printed edition of the official Python Language Reference Manual. For each copy sold USD1 will be donated to the Python Software Foundation. The complete set of Python documentation includes the following titles: The Python Tutorial - An Introduction to Python, The Python Library Reference Manual, The Python/C API Reference Manual, Extending and Embedding the Python Interpreter.
Guido van Rossum is the inventor of Python. Fred L. Drake, Jr. is the official editor of the Python documentation.