[BangPypers] Advanced Python or Understanding Python

CsquaredinOmaha c2inomaha at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 5 01:12:44 CEST 2009

Monty Python's humor often deals with remembering specific scenes.

The swallow bird reference is from the movie "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"

Soldiers tease King Arthur's knights for clopping coconut shells together
to create the sound of riding horses (the knights are hopping along on foot, pretending to be riding on horses).

The soldiers debate where the coconuts could have come from, arguing perhaps a swallow bird
dropped the coconut during migration.

Later,  the Bridgekeeper of the Bridge of Death asks challenge questions, the final one
being "What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen(as in "not carrying coconut") swallow?".
It is a joke circling around back to the non-sense debate the soldiers had in the earlier scene

Of course, Pythonistas like to have their own twist, therefore a project for improving the performance
of Python is like letting a swallow bird fly without having to carry a coconut!


----- Original Message ----
From: Roshan Mathews <rmathews at gmail.com>
To: Bangalore Python Users Group - India <bangpypers at python.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 11:56:05 PM
Subject: [BangPypers] Advanced Python or Understanding Python

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.

Roshan Mathews
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