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TuxJournal: An Evening with the Guru of Python: Guido van Rossum

May 29, 2005, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Vincenzo Ciaglia)

"Everybody know that you're the PYTHON GURU and creator, one of most famous and used programming language nowaday. Why you created it? What did you need many years ago from programming world when you created it? What inspired you to write Python?

"I was working (with a bunch of other folks) on a new distributed operating system named Amoeba (it's quite famous, Google for its paper legacy). We wanted Amoeba to be as useful as Unix for our daily work, but it was lacking a scripting language. So I set out to design my own..."

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