Python The creator of programming languages Guido van Rossum Recently announced , He has given up retirement , And join Microsoft's developer Department .Guido van Rossum Before retiring in October last year Dropbox company , He has worked in this company for six and a half years . Then he officially announced his retirement in September last year .
Announce retirement and return to work
Before retirement van Rossum Said in an interview ：「 Being called a lifetime dictatorship is just a joke . actually , Last ten years , The idea of retiring lingered in my mind . I'm not young anymore , There are also some physical problems . As Python Principal of the community , I need to teach other members of the community how to work over and over again , At the same time, we need to Python New explanation Python Language philosophy of , This overwork makes my health worse . The tipping point is a controversial Python Improvement proposal （PEP 572）, When I accepted the proposal ,Twitter And then there were some nasty comments on social media . And what's more chilling , Most of these comments come from Python Core members of , I'm very disappointed with them ！」
But he recently announced the end of his retirement , Join Microsoft ,Van Rossum Express , At Microsoft , He will devote himself to Give Way Python The effect of using is better , And not just in Windows On the use of the effect .
Microsoft official said ：「Guido van Rossum It's true that Microsoft has joined . We are very happy that he can be a member of the developer Department . Microsoft is committed to Python The community contributes and grows with it ,Guido This commitment is reflected in the entry of .」
Guido van Rossum The experience of
Guido van Rossum Is a Dutch computer programmer .
1982 Master's degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Amsterdam , After that, he worked in many research institutes , Including the National Institute of mathematics and computer science in Amsterdam, the Netherlands 、 Maryland Gaithersburg National Institute of standards and technology （NIST）, And Virginia Reston National innovation research company （CNRI） etc. .
2001 He was awarded the free software progress award by the free software foundation .
2003 He won Holland in UNIX User group award .
2005 He joined Google , And use Python Wrote a web oriented code browsing tool for Google .
2006 By the American computer association （ACM） Recognized as a famous engineer .
This Dutch programmer was back in 1989 Year began Python Development of .
90 The mid - , He worked at the National Institute of standards and technology , And then I worked for many companies , Continue to actively engage in the study of the language , Included in BeOpen and Zope as well as Elemental Security As a PythonLabs director .
Going Dropbox Before , He from 2005 Year to 2012 I worked at Google . There? , He developed an internal code review tool Mondrian, And committed to App Engine Development of .
today ,Python Is one of the most popular programming languages , It's also one of AI researchers' favorite languages .
Just a few years ago ,Guido van Rossum It's unthinkable to join Microsoft , Because of the company's notorious attitude towards open source . Now that has changed , Today, Microsoft is one of the most active open source contributors in the industry , It's also GitHub Owner . It's not clear yet Guido van Rossum What is it going to do at Microsoft , But he said 「 There are too many choices , There's a lot of open source stuff here 」.
Python The birth experience of
1980 End of the decade ,Guido van Rossum stay Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI) We have a team working on development , The task of this group is to design and implement a new one called ABC Language .ABC The design motivation is very clear , We hope that it will become a programming language designed for non computer programmers or software developers .
70 The late S and 80 In the early s ,ABC The authors of this language began to design .Guido van Rossum On 1983 Joined this group in . But for a variety of reasons ,ABC The project has not been a great success .
After this , The Internet and the open source movement have changed everything . At that time ,Guido van Rossum Yes ABC The experience and lessons learned on the website are still fresh in my memory , And decided to design a simple scripting language , It will have ABC The advantages of , But it has no disadvantages .
therefore , He began to act , A simple virtual machine is implemented , A simple parser, There is also a simple runtime library , Redesigned ABC Each of the advantages he likes , And created an indent to represent the combination between statements , Instead of curly braces begin-end Block to represent the basic language of program structure . meanwhile , He developed several powerful data structures ： Hashtable ( Used to implement dictionary)、 list 、 character string , And the number type .
Guido van Rossum Name this programming language your favorite soap opera “Monty Python” Name Python, And made a python logo.Guido van Rossum In the design Python When will ABC The advantages of language are all integrated Python, And get rid of its shortcomings , therefore Python Destined to be a hot programming language .