Papers on Python

Raymond Hettinger vze4rx4y at
Thu Jul 31 07:27:41 CEST 2003

"Rick" <rick_hunter357 at> wrote in message
news:8b36138c.0307281644.f6569ea at
> I have been given an assignment to collect 5 papers on Python and
> write a report on each of the papers. I went ahead and researched and
> collected 9 papers; all from the internet with most of them coming
> from the International Python Conference.
> But then I got thinking. What are the 5 (or 6 or 7 or 10) most seminal
> papers in the history of Python in the opinion of members of this
> newgroups?

Hmm, do PEPs count as papers?  They are generally written by experts,
are well referenced, have a standardized format, go through peer review,
have a clear record of their disposition (influence as measured by
actual implementation), and represent an attempt to keep Python on
the cutting edge of technology.

Raymond Hettinger

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