Podcast: Faster Python with Guido van Rossum #Python @gvanrossum

Guido van Rossum, the creator of the Python programming language and a Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft, discusses his new work on making CPython faster (PEP 659), Tiers of Python Interpreter Execution, and high impact, low hanging fruit performance improvements with the Software at Scale podcast.

What got you interested in working on Python performance?

Guido: In some sense, it was probably a topic that was fairly comfortable to me because it means working with a core of Python, where I still feel I know my way around. When I started at Microsoft, I briefly looked at Azure but realized I never enjoyed that kind of work at Google or Dropbox. Then I looked at Machine Learning, but it would take a lot of time to do something interested with the non-Python, and even Python-related bits.

Read more of the transcript and listen to the interview here.


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