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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 Knowledge Troll on Saturday July 14 2018, @03:55PM (2 children)

    by Knowledge Troll (5948) on Saturday July 14 2018, @03:55PM (#707154) Homepage Journal

    Wow thanks again! Yeah that's beautiful, I just need a pointer really. I talked a bit with a friend and he introduced me to the type traits but said he had never done specialization. Thanks again! I will now explode my head.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 14 2018, @05:35PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 14 2018, @05:35PM (#707216)

    > I just need a pointer really.

    Here you go: std::unique_ptr


  • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Saturday July 14 2018, @11:05PM

    by c0lo (156) Subscriber Badge on Saturday July 14 2018, @11:05PM (#707365) Journal

    Ah, shit, there are a few place where I missed to &lt; the <.

            // constexpr data member - named `check` - of type function, will be used T has a PostProcess method
            // with matching arguments. The return type is either std::true_type or std::false_type
            static constexpr auto check(T*) ->
                    typename std::is_same<