Python was conceived in the late 1980s and its implementation was started in December 1989 by Guido van Rossum at CWI in the Netherlands as a successor to the ABC programming language capable of exception handling and interfacing with the Amoeba operating system. Python 2.0 was released on October 16, 2000, with many major new features including, a cycle-detecting garbage collector (in addition to reference counting) for memory management and support for Unicode. (Wikipedia)
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