[BangPypers] Advanced Python or Understanding Python

Roshan Mathews rmathews at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 09:11:01 CEST 2009

On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 12:30 PM, Anand Balachandran Pillai
<abpillai at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 12:26 PM, Roshan Mathews <rmathews at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Since everyone seems to be mailing in today.
>> http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7760178035196894549
>> 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
> straightforward perhaps...

The bird, plus Monty Python reference.  Still quite a mouthful, no
reference to Ms. Lovelace.

Roshan Mathews

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