Guido Van Rossum

"I would guess that the decision to create a small special purpose language or use an existing general purpose language is one of the toughest decisions that anyone facing the need for a new language must make."

January 31, 1956
Current Place
Haarlem, Netherlands


Guido van Rossum is a Dutch computer programmer who is best known as the author of the Python programming language. In the Python community, Van Rossum is known as a 'Benevolent Dictator For Life', meaning that he continues to oversee the Python development process, making decisions where necessary.He was employed by Google from 2005 until 7 December 2012, where he spent half his time developingthe Python language. In January 2013, Van Rossum started working for Dropbox.

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