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An essay is a common type of assignment within educational processes. But students rarely take them as opportunities to express themselves. Mostly those essays are about specific points they heard from their professors.
The author addresses the interlocutor, occupied by new considerations and judgments about the subject, and expresses his position on a particular problem.
Each educational institution can change this regulation, but methodological development gives instructions on how to write an essay. A sample is usually not given since there are traditionally no explicit requirements for the author.
If you're reading this source, you're interested in Python programming. At first sight, it seems like it's impossible, but that's not true. Your fast essay writing skills won't help this time, as you need more time to form the outline and main points, but we've prepared some issues that might help you.
As easy as it sounds: write about its philosophy. Python has a clear idea, so use it to give the reader more context.
Among its main advantages of the language are:
Python has efficient high-level data structures and a simple but effective approach to object-oriented programming. Python's elegant syntax, dynamic type handling, and the fact that it is an interpreted language make it ideal for scripting and rapid application development in many industries on most platforms.
The Python interpreter and rich standard library (source and binary distributions for all major operating systems) can be obtained from the Python website www.python.org and are freely distributed. The same site has allocations and links to numerous modules, programs, utilities, and additional documentation.
The Python interpreter can be extended with functions and data types developed in C or C++ (or another language that can be called from C). Python is also convenient as an extension language for applications that require further debugging.
Those points (and you can add more) form the first step in the programming essay.
The development of Python was started in the late 1980s by Guido van Rossum of the Dutch CWI Institute. An extensible scripting language was needed for the Amoeba distributed operating system, and Guido started writing Python in his spare time, borrowing some of the work for the ABC language (Guido was involved in the development of this language, which was focused on programming education). In February 1991, Guido published the source code on the alt.sources newsgroup. The language began to spread freely over the Internet and caught the fancy of other programmers. Since 1991, Python has been entirely object-oriented. Python also borrowed many features from languages such as C, C++, Modula-3, and Icon, and some parts of functional programming from Lisp.
The name of the language did not originate from a reptile species. The author named the language after the famous British comedy series of the 70s, "Monty Python's Flying Circus." However, the name of the language is still more often associated with the snake than with the movie-file icons in KDE or Windows, and even the logo on the python.org website depicts a snake's head.
The presence of a friendly community of users is considered, along with Guido's design intuition, one of the main factors of Python's success. The language development follows a strictly regulated process of creating, discussing, selecting, and implementing PEP (Python Enhancement Proposal) documents - proposals for the development of Python.
On December 3, 2008, the first version of Python 3000 (or Python 3.0, also known as Py3k) was released after extensive testing. Python 3000 eliminated many of the architecture's shortcomings with the maximum possible (but not complete) preservation of compatibility with older versions. Today both development branches (Python 3.11 and 2.7) are supported, although Python 2 is not maintained anymore.
Having appeared relatively late, Python was created under the influence of many programming languages:
Most other Python features (for example, byte-compilation of source code) were also implemented earlier in other languages.
These main points of its history involve the reader in the long-term process of developing the language. It's a good point for your potential argument - being well prepared with the history part.
Python is ported and runs on almost every known platform, from PDAs to mainframes. There are ports for Microsoft Windows, all variants of UNIX (including FreeBSD and GNU/Linux), Plan 9, Mac OS and Mac OS X, iPhone OS 2.0 and higher, Palm OS, OS/2, Amiga, AS/400, and even OS/390, Symbian and Android.
As it ages, its support in the main branch of the language is discontinued. For example, since the 2.6 series, support for Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows ME has been broken. However, previous versions of Python can still be used on these platforms - now, the community actively supports Python versions starting from 2.3 (patches are released for them).
At the same time, unlike many ported systems, for all major platforms, Python has support for platform-specific technologies (for example, Microsoft COM/DCOM). Moreover, a particular version of Python for the Java virtual machine - Jython- allows the interpreter to run on any system that supports Java. At the same time, Java classes can be directly used with Python and written in it. Several projects also provide integration with the Microsoft.NET platform, mainly IronPython and Python. Net.
Like Lisp and Prologue in debug mode, the Python interpreter has an interactive way in which statements entered from the keyboard are immediately executed, and the result is displayed on the screen. This mode is interesting for beginners and experienced programmers who can interactively test any part of the code before using it in the main program or use it as a calculator with a large set of functions.
This is how communication with Python looks like in interactive mode:
>>> 2 ** 100 1267650600228229401496703205376 >>> from math import * # import mathematical functions >>> sin (pi * 0.5) # calculate the sine of half of pi 1.0 >>> help(sorted) # help on the sorted function Help on built-in function sorted in module builtins: sorted(iterable, /, *, key=None, reverse=False) Return a new list containing all items from the iterable in ascending order. A custom key function can be supplied to customize the sort order, and the reverse flag can be set to request the result in descending order.
The PDB debugger and help system (called
help()) are available in interactive mode. The help system works for modules, classes, and functions only if they have been provided with documentation lines.
In addition to the built-in, there is an improved interactive IPython shell.
The Python language design is built around the object-oriented programming model. The implementation of OOP in Python is elegant, powerful, and well-designed, but at the same time, quite specific compared to other object-oriented languages.
Opportunities and features:
len(), deep copying, serialization, iteration on an object, ...)
Python supports the functional programming paradigm, in particular:
Python software (application or library) is designed in the form of modules, which in turn can be assembled into packages. Modules can be located both in directories and in ZIP archives. Modules can be of two types by their origin: modules written in "pure" Python and extension modules written in other programming languages. For example, the standard library has a "pure" pickle module and its C analog: cPickle. The module is designed as a separate file, and the package is a particular directory. The module is connected to the program by the import statement. After importing, the module is represented by a separate object that gives access to the module's namespace. During program execution, the module can be reloaded using the
These mentioned points are simple to catch while reading and easy to pull and import into writing.
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