I can't do justice to all of the kind alpha and beta testers, Python
fans, and random well-wishers who have contributed to the successful
development of POO. But decency demands that I give it a try. So
here are a few of the folks who have been most instrumental in shaping
POO, in no particular order...
I also extend heartfelt gratitude to all the alpha- and beta-testers
for their patience, helpful bug reports, and enthusiasm which has kept
- Guido van Rossum: thanks for creating Python, the world's best programming language; and for your help and support in the uncertain days of the alpha test.
- Amit Patel: thanks for the msg.py module, which has become one of the pillars of POO, and also for much help and guidance during the alpha phase.
- Andrew Kuchling: you helped me with regexp's which are central to POO, and also generously hosted the POO list archive during the alpha test -- thanks!
- Zack Roadhouse: thanks for being the first to give POO a public home, on your very own machine, Althor.
- Jeff Epler: you've kept me on my toes since the early days of the beta test, demanding improvements and often providing them yourself! You've now written more of the current POO code than anyone except me and possibly Amit Patel. Thanks a million!
- Christian Tismer: thanks for providing a home for the POO beta test and onward into the future on Starship!
- Jake Edge: thanks for being especially diligent and resourceful in testing custom editors, a powerful (and previously buggy!) feature of POO.
. . . . . . Joe Strout