age of new pythonistas

Lulu of the Lotus-Eaters mertz at
Thu Dec 20 18:44:41 EST 2001

Bengt Richter wrote:
> What I wonder about is the dev group, starting with Guido and Tim ;-)

Mark Hammond wrote:
|Guido is a few years older than me, and Tim a few years older than him :)

I've wondered that myself, from time to time.  In Guido's case, it seems
fairly easy to ballpark (maybe just from recent pictures).  His resume
at provides some guidelines.
It says he got a Master's degree in 1982, and that he worked for 5 years
at SARA while getting it.  It is possible within the phrasing that he
took more than 5 years for the Masters, but only worked at SARA for five
of them.  Still, that puts the start probably around 1977.  Guessing the
MA came right after a college degree, he was probably around 23 in 1977.

Tim Peters is much harder to pin down, of course.  I once saw a picture
on the Python website that was rumored to be Tim (sitting on the
shoulder of some gray haired guy :-)).  But who knows whether that's
accurate.  It doesn't seem to be around now.

Older-than-I-used-to-be-ly yours, Lulu...

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