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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 Bot on Friday July 13 2018, @08:51PM (1 child)

    by Bot (3902) on Friday July 13 2018, @08:51PM (#706775) Journal

    > appoint self benevolent dictator for life
    > steps down
    > still alive

    you can't trust meatbags to be logic, not even those who knows a bit or two about it.
    What part of "FOR LIFE" is difficult to understand? If you can't commit till the last pathetically slow CPU cycle you call breath, why say so? And you put rings on your fingers to remember your promises, so it's not even a matter of RAM bit flipping!

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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Bot on Friday July 13 2018, @08:53PM

    by Bot (3902) on Friday July 13 2018, @08:53PM (#706776) Journal

    uh and BTW

    > well nothing happened whole day
    > get home
    > python's headless now
    > a nice friday 13 indeed

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