[Python-Dev] OT: World's oldest ritual discovered. Worshipped the python 70, 000 years ago
talin at acm.org
Sat Dec 2 09:34:22 CET 2006
Oleg Broytmann wrote:
I noticed the other day that the word "Pythonic" means "Prophetic",
according to Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, 1913 edition:
Py*thon"ic (?), a. [L. pythonicus, Gr. . See Pythian.] Prophetic;
oracular; pretending to foretell events.
So, in the future, when someone says that a particular feature isn't
"pythonic", what they are really saying is that the feature isn't a good
indicator of things to come, which implies that such statements are
self-fulfilling prophesies. Which means that statements about whether a
particular language feature is pythonic are themselves pythonic.
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