Python History and Versions

python history - A simple and easy to learn tutorial on various python topics such as loops, strings, lists, dictionary, tuples, date, time, files, functions, modules, methods and exceptions.

1. Python History and Versions

  • Python laid its foundation in the late 1980s.
  • The implementation of Python was started in the December 1989 by Guido Van Rossum at CWI in Netherland.
  • In February 1991, van Rossum published the code (labeled version 0.9.0) to alt.sources.
  • In 1994, Python 1.0 was released with new features like: lambda, map, filter, and reduce.
  • Python 2.0 added new features like: list comprehensions, garbage collection system.
  • On December 3, 2008, Python 3.0 (also called "Py3K") was released. It was designed to rectify fundamental flaw of the language.
  • ABC programming language is said to be the predecessor of Python language which was capable of Exception Handling and interfacing with Amoeba Operating System.
  • Python is influenced by following programming languages:
    • ABC language.
    • Modula-3

Python Version List

 

Python programming language is being updated regularly with new features and supports. There are lots of updations in python versions, started from 1994 to current release.

 

A list of python versions with its released date is given below.

Python Version Released Date
Python 1.0 January 1994
Python 1.5 December 31, 1997
Python 1.6 September 5, 2000
Python 2.0 October 16, 2000
Python 2.1 April 17, 2001
Python 2.2 December 21, 2001
Python 2.3 July 29, 2003
Python 2.4 November 30, 2004
Python 2.5 September 19, 2006
Python 2.6 October 1, 2008
Python 2.7 July 3, 2010
Python 3.0 December 3, 2008
Python 3.1 June 27, 2009
Python 3.2 February 20, 2011
Python 3.3 September 29, 2012
Python 3.4 March 16, 2014
Python 3.5 September 13, 2015
Python 3.6 December 23, 2016
Python 3.7 June 27, 2018