Ephera
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The Python creator was hired by open-source friendly Microsoft

What a way to make me stop reading an article…

@ganymede
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yeah it’s pretty fucked isn’t it? i am waiting that we’ll see before too long even the absurd money they’ve doubtless paid him, isn’t enough for him to stick around in the toxic organsiation

Helix
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toxic organsiation

Microsoft is a good place to work at. Whether they’re doing good in the world remains to be seen. I wouldn’t call them a “toxic company”, but rather a multinational megacorp fostering monopolies.

@ganymede
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You may well be right about that, and my statement regarding this specific instance may be unfair or inaccurate. Nevertheless I have a feeling that when these kinds of politics are at play, the toxicity will seep its way in.

@yogthos
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A lot of use cases for Python, such as scientific computing, rely on wrapping C libraries to get decent performance. However, this is directly at odds with improving the runtime of Python itself. For example, one of the major reasons for the GIL is that it’s pretty much the only way to ensure that C code runs safely in threads.

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