September 27, 2020

The father of Python, Guido van Rossum announced that he retired

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Yesterday, Guido van Rossum, the father of Python, announced that he had retired and left from Dropbox, and he was completely out of the decision-making level of the Python language project last year.

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In the tweet, Guido van Rossum said: “It’s bittersweet: I’m leaving @dropbox, and am now retired. I’ve learned a lot during my time as an engineer here — e.g. type annotations came from this experience — and I’ll miss working here.

In September of this year, the IEEE Spectrum programming language rankings were released, and Python ranked first. The popularity of Python is largely driven by a large number of available specialized libraries, especially in the field of artificial intelligence. Whether they are professional or amateur developers, they are using Python to handle large and small tasks, especially web developers, data scientists, and system administrators.