Python Risk

Aahz Maruch aahz at
Wed May 9 15:06:02 EDT 2001

In article <mailman.989433614.1152.python-list at>,
Tim Peters < at> wrote:
>That said, Guido's ability to say "no!" and make it stick is what's kept
>Python Python so far.  If he vanished, there would be no lack of programmers
>to keep Python going, but I'm not sure it would remain Python for long.  I
>expect it would splinter, with Andrew Kuchling reviving the 1.2 codebase,
>John Skaller merging 2.2 with O'Caml, and Barry Warsaw renaming his variant
>(with builtin Mailman support) to >>thon.

...and the Timbot would just keep channeling Guido from beyond the grave.
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