[Python-Dev] OT: World's oldest ritual discovered. Worshipped the python 70, 000 years ago

Talin talin at acm.org
Sat Dec 2 09:34:22 CET 2006

Oleg Broytmann wrote:
> http://www.apollon.uio.no/vis/art/2006_4/Artikler/python_english
>    (-:
> Oleg.

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.

-- Talin

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