today ,Python The father of Guido van Rossum stay Twitter Last officially announced , Retirement is boring , Now I'm in the developer Department of Microsoft .
Guido van Rossum Last year, it announced its withdrawal Python The core decision makers
in fact , in recent years , With the rapid development of artificial intelligence ,Python Scan the list of major programming languages , Become one of the most popular programming languages . As Python The creator of the ,Guido van Rossum While working on Python Community maintenance , On one side Dropbox Six and a half years later , Suddenly last year 10 Announced in May that he would retire , sign out Python The core decision makers .
At the time ,Guido van Rossum Post an email to say ,“ I don't want to do it again PEP（Python Improvement proposal ）[ PEP 572 ] It's so hard work ,（ And even though I'm fighting so hard ） But I found that there are still many people who are not satisfied with my decision .”
Then , go by the name of “ A benevolent lifelong dictator ”（BDFL,Benevolent Dictator for Life） Of Guido Van Rossum In an interview with the media , Respond to the reason for exit ：
The so-called lifetime and dictatorship are just jokes . 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 ！
Guido van Rossum Retirement failed
Now it seems , Big guy's retirement doesn't mean he's leaving .
Guido van Rossum The latest expression is , Retirement is boring , At Microsoft , He will devote himself to “ Make sure to use... Better Python（ Not limited to Windows）.”
Regarding this , A Microsoft spokesman said , The company has no other details to share , But it confirmed Guido van Rossum It's true that Microsoft has joined .“ We're happy to have him in the developer Department . Microsoft is committed to Python Community contribution , And grow up with it , and Guido This commitment is reflected in the entry of .”
meanwhile , In this article Twitter below , A great god Anders Hejlsberg（Delphi、C#、Typescript Inventor ） Express expectation and Guido van Rossum Working together .
At Microsoft, we are committed to open source
At the time , In the last century 80 End of the decade ,Guido Because of disappointment with the existing programming language , Determined to develop an easy-to-use and powerful new language Python. Regarding this , He only used 3 It took six months to develop Python Prototype .
stay 20 century 90 The mid - , He continued to work actively on the language at the National Institute of standards and technology and subsequent companies , Including serving as Python Labs In charge of, etc .
Going Dropbox Before , He was in Google Work , from 2005 Year to 2012 year . There? , He developed an internal code review tool Mondrian, And applied to Google App Engine.
Now ,Guido van Rossum Choose to join Microsoft , It is reported that , And Typescript/C# founder Anders,VS Code/Eclipse founder Eric,Linux GNOME author Miguel Working together in the team of Pan zhenglei, senior vice president of Microsoft , As for what to do , It said ：
I think retirement is boring , So we added Microsoft The developer Department . What do you do ？ Too many choices ！ But it's sure to make use of Python Better （ Not just in Windows）. There's a lot of open source .
meanwhile , At the moment when Microsoft embraces open source deeply ,Guido van Rossum The addition of , Also like a tiger with wings . We will also look forward to Guido van Rossum The future of Microsoft .
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