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All Things Pythonic
A Weblog by Guido van van Rossum
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October 22, 2008,  4 comments
It's been a good run, but the WYSIWIG editing facilities of Blogger have lured me away from Artima.
July 31, 2008,  10 comments
I believe I've tracked down the origin of the term Benevolent Dictator For Life (BDFL) to a Python meeting in 1995. It's a blast from the past!
March 18, 2008,  2 comments
I've posted the slides from my PyCon 2008 keynote on Here are the URLs, plus a warning against the temptation of changing your APIs at the same time as porting to Py3k. This is really important!
December 7, 2007,  5 comments
Another milestone in Python 3000 development: alpha 2 is released. Now with immutable bytes!
November 28, 2007,  Submit comment
The Google Open Source Office is outdoing itself with a new contest aimed at a younger generation of coders: students ages 13 or older.
September 26, 2007,  21 comments
I stumbled upon a particularly lucid explanation of Python's significant indentation, by Oliver Fromme of secnetics GmbH.
September 11, 2007,  32 comments
Bruce Eckel blogged about "Python 3K or Python 2.9?". A lively discussion ensued. Here's my response.
September 10, 2007,  54 comments
A response to a blog post by Juergen Brendel pleading for the removal of the GIL.
September 9, 2007,  8 comments
I gave my wife a new phone for her birthday. But it was not recognized by iSync (I guess the phone is too new). I found a hint on an Italian bulletin board which I a am copying now.
August 31, 2007,  11 comments
The first Python 3000 release is out -- Python 3.0a1. Be the first one on your block to download it!
August 31, 2007,  Submit comment
Lesley Hawthorn wrote a brief summary of the activities at the Python Sprint at Google last week.
August 21, 2007,  9 comments
Two gruesome pictures of a Python caught in an electric fence. Warning: not for the faint of heart.
August 13, 2007,  Submit comment
The second annual Python Sprint @ Google is happening: August 22-25 (Wed-Sat), in Mountain View and Chicago.
August 7, 2007,  Submit comment
We're closing in on the first Python 3000 alpha release (promised for the end of August). I'd love help with fixing the last 11 unit tests that are still failing.
July 31, 2007,  22 comments
Last week I started a Python 3000 FAQ, and solicited additional questions. Here are some additional answers.
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