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posted by martyb on Friday July 13 2018, @12:58PM   Printer-friendly
from the pass-it-on dept.

On a python developers' mailing list for the core developers, Python Committers, Benevolent Dictator for Life Guido van Rossum has announced that he is stepping down effective immediately and with out appointing a successor.

Now that PEP 572 is done, I don't ever want to have to fight so hard for a
PEP and find that so many people despise my decisions.

I would like to remove myself entirely from the decision process. I'll
still be there for a while as an ordinary core dev, and I'll still be
available to mentor people -- possibly more available. But I'm basically
giving myself a permanent vacation from being BDFL, and you all will be on
your own.

After all that's eventually going to happen regardless -- there's still
that bus lurking around the corner, and I'm not getting younger... (I'll
spare you the list of medical issues.)

I am not going to appoint a successor.

[...] I'll still be here, but I'm trying to let you all figure something out for
yourselves. I'm tired, and need a very long break.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 13 2018, @03:56PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 13 2018, @03:56PM (#706665)

    People who care about how "exciting" the language they are using is, are obviously not using said language for a project of any importance.

    True. Now, put it in a sarcastic reflection of the today's explosions of programming languages and frameworks.
    Actually, better don't, you'll lose karma being modded a troll and there will be others to explain to you how wrong you are.


  • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Friday July 13 2018, @04:07PM (1 child)

    by tangomargarine (667) on Friday July 13 2018, @04:07PM (#706673)

    Are you capable of posting a *non*-sarcastic opinion? You must be a lot of fun to have a conversation with in real life. /s

    "Is that really true?" "I just spent the last hour telling you to think for yourself! Didn't you hear anything I said?"
    • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Friday July 13 2018, @04:44PM

      by c0lo (156) Subscriber Badge on Friday July 13 2018, @04:44PM (#706691) Journal

      Given the fitness of my mindset to the evolution of this world, I would be(come) crazy if I am to post *non*-sarcastic opinions.

      You must be a lot of fun to have a conversation with in real life. /s

      Fortunately, I work in a team where everybody is using sarcasm as often as possible without making a point from sarcasm.
      As a result, I need to get drunk less often than before joining them - no, I'm not kidding.