[Python-Dev] Finding Guido's replacement

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Fri Aug 3 17:29:00 EDT 2018

On Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 6:12 AM, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
> Guido's term as Benevolent Dictator For Life has been a long one, but
> in the wake of his resignation, we have an opportunity to correct some
> fundamental flaws in the system. Among them:
> * Guido lacks patience, as evidenced by the brevity of his acceptance
> posts. See https://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2017-December/151038.html
> and https://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2011-November/114545.html
> and particularly
> https://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2016-May/144646.html
> where Guido specifically cites his own lack of patience.
> * Lately, all Guido's actions have been to benefit his employer, not
> the Common Pythonista. We have proof of this from reliable reporting
> sources such as Twitter and social media.
> * Finally, "For Life" is far too long. We need to change our rulers
> periodically.
> I propose a new way to appoint a project head. All candidates shall be
> flown to an island owned by the Python Secret Underground (which
> emphatically does NOT exist, but an island that would be owned by it
> if it did), whereupon they parachute down, search for guns, and
> proceed to fight each other until only one is left alive. The survivor
> shall be treated to a chicken dinner and proclaimed Patient,
> Understanding, Benevolent Governor, a title which shall be retained
> for one fortnight, after which we repeat the exercise.
> If this plan meets with broad approval, I shall write up PEP 3401, in
> honour of the prior art in PEP 401.

More specifically: It has been brought to my attention that the
content of this post may have been offensive to some. This was NOT my
intention, and for this I apologize. It was a failed attempt to make
people laugh, and I did not want at any time to cause pain. Please
accept my apologies, and the withdrawal of the jest.


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