[Courses] [python] Lesson 1: Hello world

Jay McNeely fitpilam at yahoo.com
Sun Jun 19 13:13:11 UTC 2011

1. I'm interested in hearing what version of Python everybody is running,
   on which operating system, distro and version. Please post your results!
   Especially if python3 is the default, or if you have any other problems
   running the examples.

Python 2.7, Ubuntu 10.10

2. Why are there two commas in
print "Hello,", name
? What do you think the difference is between them?

the first comma is part of the string, the second is used to separate the arguments

3. Anyone know why the language was named Python?
Pyhton was named after Monty Python.  There are references all over the documentation.  :)

-Jay McNeely
fitpilam at yahoo.com

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