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Python: Call for diversity
The Python community is both incredibly diverse (Python 3.1's release
manager was not yet eighteen years old) and incredibly lacking in
diversity (none of the regular committers is a woman). I'm now working
on creating more diversity in the Python community, and I welcome anyone
who wants to help.
Disbelief: women and Open Source
Many men in Open Source refuse to confront the fact that they need to do
something about the lack of women in Open Source -- partly because they
don't believe that there are so few women.
Typing: Strong vs. Weak, Static vs. Dynamic
With the advent of languages such as Python, the debate over typing has
heated up again. Contrary to some claims (notably from Bruce Eckel), I
believe Python has strong typing, and this article explains why.