One of the most important programmers in the world is Guido van Rossum. The general-purpose programming language Python, which Van Rossum created and began working on in 1989, is today one of the most widely used languages. According to a survey of users on the well-known programming question-and-answer website Stack Overflow
Van Rossum has monitored the language’s growth in addition to developing it. Programming languages change over time as new features and bug fixes are added.
Modifications to the official version. Typically proposed by the language’s active users. Must first pass a rigorous approval process run by the creator or core development team. Up until last year, when he resigned from his position. Van Rossum presided over Python’s growth as the “benevolent dictator for life.”
Van Rossum identified a difficulty as Python gained popularity
He acknowledged the problem and asserted that. People who choose to dismiss it do not have a complete understanding of the situation. Because anyone can contribute to open-source projects.
“Staying in a project is the issue, not simply being involved in one,” he added. To do this, you must feel comfortable exchanging emails and code reviews with people you don’t really know but with whom you routinely speak online.
According to Van Rossum, unconscious bias and cultural norms influenced by men might make these interactions challenging for women in open-source communities.
Van Rossum thinks that larger societal issues that we need to address from the ground up are the cause of the differing attitudes of men and women in programming groups.
I’ve always believed that feminism is correct, and we need to transform society as a whole, he declared. He feels obligated to take action where he has authority, such as in the Python community, in the interim.
Establishing norms of conduct and providing mentoring, in his opinion, are essential to making open-source communities more inclusive. Guido Van Rossum claims that he now mentors programmers who are women and members of underrepresented groups.
However, he added, “White guys can forget it.” (In typical programming lingo, he refers to mentoring as a “fully distributed, democratic approach.”) “They are not the ones who need it most.
Instead, he believes it’s critical that males learn about their prejudices. The bulk of males simply don’t know any better, he claimed, adding that “[there are] certain guys that are really defensive when you tell about this garbage.”