Python Concepts/Glossary

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Arrays are sequences similar to lists, except that the type (and size) of each element in the array is constrained. For example, see bytearray below.

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Stands for Benevolent Dictator For Life. Guido van Rossum is the BDFL of Python.
An array in which each element is an int x that satisfies 0 <= x <= 0xFF. bytearrays have special significance because they can be written to disk in binary mode.

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A popular programming language developed by Dennis Ritchie at Bell Labs in 1972.
The original Python implementation written in C.

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Guido van Rossum
A Dutch computer programmer who's best known for creating the Python programming language.

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Stands for Integrated Development Environment. It comes bundled with a CPython installation by default.

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A python implementation written in Java. Python code can be compiled to Java bytecode and it can easily interact with Java code and libraries.

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Keyword Argument
An argument that doesn't follow a special, predefined order and is defined with a keyword.

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Positional Argument
An argument that follows a special, predefined order that isn't defined with a keyword.
Something that follows the idioms of Python.

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Something that doesn't follow or goes against the idioms of Python.

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Resource type: this resource is a glossary.
Completion status: this resource is a stub, which means that pretty much nothing has been done yet.

References Edit

1. Python's documentation:


2. Python's methods:

3. Python's built-in functions: