[BangPypers] Advanced Python or Understanding Python
Anand Balachandran Pillai
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Wed Apr 1 09:00:16 CEST 2009
On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 12:26 PM, Roshan Mathews <rmathews at gmail.com> wrote:
> Since everyone seems to be mailing in today.
> By one of the people behind Unladen Swallow incidentally. What's with
> that name, btw? Quite the mouthful, hard to swallow, so to speak.
Unladen => As in unladen transport vehicle, means light on load.
In this context, it means a lightweight object.
Swallow - I don't think this means the bird Swallow, but the
act of swallowing, which is what a Python does - I think this is
a reference to Python itself.
So "Unladen Swallow" -> A lightweight Python.
Quite cryptic I say... they could have opted for something more
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