Modules/packages by GvR?

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at
Fri Aug 28 18:35:40 CEST 2009

Terry Reedy <tjreedy <at>> writes
> I am not aware of any recent stdlib modules written by Guido.  I suspect 
> most older ones have been updated at least once by someone else.

Guido wrote a good deal of the new Python 3 code. However, maintence has now
turned over to over Python developers. For example, I now maintain 2to3 and the
io library, both of which were originally written by Guido.

> > 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.
> The itertools module is relatively recent and has been recommended as 
> one to read.

That probably don't do much good for your sense of Pythonicity, since it's
written in C. :)

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