[Python-Dev] Neil Hodgson on python-dev?

Mark Hammond mhammond@skippinet.com.au
Tue, 2 May 2000 10:34:16 +1000

I'd like to propose that we invite Neil Hodgson to join the
python-dev family.

Neil is the author of the Scintilla editor control, now used by
wxPython and Pythonwin...  Smart guy, and very experienced with
Python (scintilla was originally written because he had trouble
converting Pythonwin to be a color'd editor :-)

But most relevant at the moment is his Unicode experience.  He
worked for along time with Fujitsu, working with Japanese and all
the encoding issues there.  I have heard him echo the exact
sentiments of Andy.  He is also in the process of polishing the
recent Unicode support in Scintilla.

As this Unicode debate seems to be going nowhere fast, and appears
to simply need more people with _experience_, I think he would be
valuable.  Further, he is a pretty quiet guy - you wont find him
offering his opinion on every post that moves through here :-)