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Guido van Rossum: Man behind Python programming language


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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” (BDFL), meaning that he continues to oversee the Python development process, making decisions where necessary. He is currently employed by Google, where he spends half his time working on Python development.

Guido van Rossum is the brother of Just van Rossum, a type designer and also a programmer. Just Van Rossum designed the font that is used in the “Python Powered” logo.

While working at the Stichting Mathematisch Centrum (CWI), Guido van Rossum wrote and contributed a glob() routine to BSD Unix in 1986.[11][12] Van Rossum also worked on the development of the ABC programming language

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