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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: 1) by Ethanol-fueled on Friday July 13 2018, @06:34PM (2 children)

    by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Friday July 13 2018, @06:34PM (#706727) Homepage

    Templates are slow redundant dog-shit -- a symptom of "Firefox Syndrome" pozzing C++ with its AIDS.

  • (Score: 2) by Knowledge Troll on Friday July 13 2018, @10:59PM (1 child)

    by Knowledge Troll (5948) on Friday July 13 2018, @10:59PM (#706818) Homepage Journal

    Redundant I can understand since each template gets expanded at compile time for each specific use case.

    But dog shit slow? Template functions/methods/classes are slower than non-template ones?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 14 2018, @07:24AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 14 2018, @07:24AM (#706975)

      I don't know if that's what GP meant, but *compiling* templates is slow and linking requires gobs of memory (for larger projects, gigabytes). It's a trade-off; you sacrifice compiling complexity (plus some ease of writing) to get highly-optimized binaries. It's the literal opposite of languages like Python.