Google Snakes In Python Creator
Guido van Rossum, creator of the Python programming language, has been drawn into the coils of the Googleplex.
Now he’ll be a part of the mighty search advertising company, Google. Jeremy Jones pointed out the thread on comp.lang.python that announced the good news. Congratulations were roundly offered, and posters to the thread also speculated on how Van Rossum’s new job will affect his famous hobby as well as Google’s open source projects.
Google’s Greg Stein, an engineering manager for open source, addressed the open source issue in a post on the thread:
Thankfully, we know how to fix that and got the okay/headcount to make it happen. (IOW, it isn’t a lack of desire, but making it happen)
Official word on Van Rossum’s duties or its impact on Python development hasn’t been forthcoming yet, and we’ll look forward to hearing more about his work at Google.
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