When it comes to programming languages one of the most popular among them is Python, and so is Guido van Rossum, who is the creator of the language. In a recent update, the creator of Python, Guido van Rossum has come out of retirement and has joined Microsoft. The 67-year-old Rossum who went into retirement last October after working six and a half years for Dropbox has joined Microsoft, as he found retirement “boring“.
When Guido van Rossum started working on Python in 1980, he never knew that it would become one of the most popular and widely used languages in the world. As per him, he will be joining the Developer Division at Microsoft. Currently, there does not seem to be an aim that Microsoft and van Rossum are looking forward to or have planned to work on. As per van Rossum, he is not working on anything specific in Microsoft as if now and there are a lot of options for him to choose from. As per his statement, “there’s lots of open sources here.”
As per the latest details, van Rossum will continue to work on Python and make it better in the future. However, Microsoft will surely use this opportunity to show its commitment to the Python community and create something more out of the language. For now, van Rossum is simply trying to figure out a project in Microsoft to work on and also on improving the Python language in various ways using Microsoft resources.