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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: 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

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  • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Friday July 13 2018, @04:44PM

    by c0lo (156) 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.

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