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ONLamp.com: Guido van Rossum Speaks

Aug 19, 2003, 09:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Holden)

"Guido van Rossum is the well-known creator of the Python programming language. During his address at OSCON 2003's States of the Unions event, he announced that he'd soon be leaving PythonLabs to work for a California startup. Guido graciously agreed to an interview with Steve Holden on the move, recent developments, and Python in general.

"O'Reilly Network: Can you explain why you're leaving PythonLabs and where you're going?

"Guido van Rossum: Moving to California has always been on my list of things to try eventually. When Dan Farmer approached me in February to join his new software company, where he anticipated there would be lots of need for language design skills, my initial thoughts were that such a move would be too disruptive to my family..."

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