# cpython-withatomic / Doc / ref.tex

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  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 \documentstyle[twoside,11pt,myformat]{report} \title{Python Reference Manual} \input{boilerplate} % Tell \index to actually write the .idx file \makeindex \begin{document} \pagenumbering{roman} \maketitle \input{copyright} \begin{abstract} \noindent Python is a simple, yet powerful, interpreted programming language that bridges the gap between C and shell programming, and is thus ideally suited for throw-away programming'' and rapid prototyping. Its syntax is put together from constructs borrowed from a variety of other languages; most prominent are influences from ABC, C, Modula-3 and Icon. The Python interpreter is easily extended with new functions and data types implemented in C. Python is also suitable as an extension language for highly customizable C applications such as editors or window managers. Python is available for various operating systems, amongst which several flavors of {\UNIX} (including Linux), the Apple Macintosh O.S., MS-DOS, MS-Windows 3.1, Windows NT, and OS/2. This reference manual describes the syntax and core semantics'' of the language. It is terse, but attempts to be exact and complete. The semantics of non-essential built-in object types and of the built-in functions and modules are described in the {\em Python Library Reference}. For an informal introduction to the language, see the {\em Python Tutorial}. \end{abstract} \pagebreak { \parskip = 0mm \tableofcontents } \pagebreak \pagenumbering{arabic} \include{ref1} % Introduction \include{ref2} % Lexical analysis \include{ref3} % Data model \include{ref4} % Execution model \include{ref5} % Expressions and conditions \include{ref6} % Simple statements \include{ref7} % Compound statements \include{ref8} % Top-level components \input{ref.ind} \end{document}