Modules/packages by GvR?

Matimus mccredie at
Fri Aug 28 17:28:02 CEST 2009

On Aug 28, 7:58 am, gb345 <gb... at> wrote:
> Are there any Python-only modules or packages in the latest releases
> of Python 2.x or Python 3.x that were largely written by Guido van
> Rossum?  What's the best way to find this out?  I know that some
> modules mention the author(s) in the source code, but this does
> not seem to be true most of the time, as far as I can tell.
> I'm interested in reading this code as prime examplars of "Pythonicity".
> (I'm sure that many other programmers could serve as models of the
> Pythonic ideal, but I doubt that there would be a *less debatable*
> choice in this category than GvR.)
> Many thanks in advance,
> Gabe

I'm sure there are. You might be able to figure that out by browsing
the source repository: But, I wouldn't
necessarily say that any code written by Guido would make a good
example of 'Pythonic' code. Not that he doesn't create good code, but
the language and standards have evolved over time. There may be code
that he wrote from the 2.0 days that may have been perfectly
'Pythonic' then but is just out-of-date now.

In general though, browsing the standard modules is a good way to find
examples, no matter who wrote it. Just keep in mind when it was
written more than who wrote it.


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