Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language. It combines remarkable power with very clear syntax, and isn't difficult to learn. It has modules, classes, exceptions, very high level data types, and dynamic typing. There are interfaces to many system calls and libraries, as well as to various windowing systems (Tk, Mac, MFC, GTK+, Qt, wxWindows). New built-in modules are easily written in C or C++. Python is also usable as an extension language for applications that need a programmable interface.
This is the official documentation for the Python programming language. It includes a tutorial and reference material on the language and the libraries, extending the interpreter with C, and producing and installing additional Python packages. The documents are available online and in downloadable packages; formats include HTML, PostScript, and PDF.
xml_pickle performs serialization to an XML format with several properties not possessed by the standard pickle module, namely, the format is human-readable, the format supports validation of stored serialized objects, and the format may be parsed, manipulated, and objects imported, by languages other than Python,