age of Python programmers

Lucas Raab pythongnome at
Thu Aug 19 01:57:19 CEST 2004

Quite a few of Python's community member's is 45+. That sort of surprised
me. But don't get the impression that I thought everybody here was in their
20's and 30's.

"Ville Vainio" <ville at> wrote in message
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> 27 years, 4 of them with awareness of how much the other languages I
> have/had to work with suck.
> BTW, even though usenet might not really scale all that well for this
> kind of thread, it's been delightful to see how so many are still
> actively hacking at a respectable age. It really sets an example for
> us younger ones, some of whom are possibly worried about how to
> preserve the energy level of youth and whether they can still hack it
> when they "grow up".
> I'm also optimistic about retiring with Python, because *everyone* is
> going to retire with Python in 2044 :-).
> -- 
> Ville Vainio

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