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The Definitive Guide to Jython: Python for the Java™ Platform by Frank Wierzbicki, Leo Soto, Victor Ng, Jim Baker, Josh Juneau

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Chapter 1. Language and Syntax

Elegant is an adjective that is often used to describe the Python language. The word elegant is defined as "pleasingly graceful and stylish in appearance or manner." Uncomplicated and powerful could also be great words to assist in the description of this language. It is a fact that Python is an elegant language that lets one create powerful applications in an uncomplicated manner. The ability to make reading and writing complex software easier is the objective of all programming languages, and Python does just that.

While we've easily defined the goal of programming languages in a broad sense in paragraph one, we have left out one main advantage of learning the Python programming language: Python has been extended ...

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