Microsoft lured retired “benevolent dictator” Python into state

The Microsoft development team was joined by Guido van Rossum, who developed the Python language and kept the role of the project’s “benevolent emperor” until 2018.

Friday, November 13, 2020, 17:25 GMT

What exactly he would do in the team is still uncertain, and for the sake of this job he chose to quit his pension, which he joined more than a year earlier.

Python’s A Boring Pension:
Guido van Rossum, the developer of Python, one of the world’s most in-demand programming languages, has joined Microsoft. He had retired for over a year before that.

Microsoft has also reported Guido van Rossum’s hiring, according to the TechCrunch portal. Meanwhile, what exactly he is supposed to do is still unclear, working for one of the world’s biggest tech companies.

On Twitter, Rossum himself wrote that he will be joining the development department of Microsoft. He clarified his intention to go back to work by saying that “retirement is dull,” and we note that he will be interested in Microsoft ventures, including a deeper implementation of Python. He added that not only does he mean Walls, but

An unlikely ruling
by the management of the organization, Microsoft’s previous myths regarding Linux and open source are remembered. In May 2020, the company’s president, Brad Smith, said this specifically. Microsoft made a lot of poor comments about the direction of the open source sphere, according to him.

How Python was designed by Van Rossum?

In the 1980s, Guido van Rossum began work on Python, conceiving it as a descendant of the vocabulary of the ABC. In February 1991, the programming language was first released in version 0.9, after which a group of its developers was born worldwide. Version 1.0 was released in January 1994, with the language revised in October 2000 to 2.0, and in December 2008 to 3.0. The most recent stable edition of Python was index 3.9.0 at the time of the publishing of the content – it was published on October 5, 2020.

Van Rossum was the head of the Python project for almost 20 years – formally acting as the “Benevolent Tyrant for Life” (BDFL) of the project, which gave him the ability to supervise the production process and make the final decisions. He stepped down in July 2018, confirming his departure on the Python website in a letter.

The fact that he was tired of facing problems in the process of accepting applications for the Python Enhancement Project (PEP) justified his decision. Now that PEP 572 is set, I never want to fight so hard for PEP again and find out that my choices are hated by so many people,” he said, noting that he was still a few years old (he was 62 years old when he left), and that he has some health issues.”

Van Rossum’s invention, Python, surpassed Java in November 2020 in the latest TIOBE ranking to become the world’s second most famous. Just C is ahead of him now but the ranking compilers are confident that in three to four years, Python, which is very easy to understand and commonly used in many fields, can surpass it.

Where Rossum served?


Born in the Netherlands in January 1956, Guido van Rossum moved to the United States in 1995, where he started working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He changed many roles over the years, including BeOpen and Elemental Defense.

Van Rossum joined Google Corporation in 2005. He was interested in software development and dedicated half of his time to improving Python at the same time. During his career at Google, however he was able to build and run the Mondrian code review tool, plus he was interested in Software Engine development.

Van Rossum joined Google Corporation in 2005. He was interested in software development and dedicated half of his time to improving Python at the same time. During his career at Google, however he was able to build and run the Mondrian code review tool, plus he was interested in Software Engine development.

Dropbox was the last place of work for Guido van Rossum until retirement – he resigned in October 2019. So he enjoyed a retirement period of 13 months before joining Microsoft.