[Python-ideas] Retire or reword the namesake of the Language

Stéfane Fermigier sf at fermigier.com
Mon Sep 17 10:22:31 EDT 2018

This proposal unfortunately carries the risk of reminding people of
"CORBA", a technology that was once regarded as the highest pinnacle of the
development of distributed systems, before it was sidelined by XMLRPC, then
SOAP, then Docker containers exchanging Protobuf messages over WebSockets.

My two cents (at being gently sarcastic).


On Sun, Sep 16, 2018 at 12:14 PM Widom PsychoPath <wofthep at gmail.com> wrote:

> Guten Tag,
> I am Jack and I am grateful to see the efficiency of scientific
> computing in Python.
> However, What deeply saddens me is that the namesake "Python" has
> unfortunately been derived from the title of the uncivilised British
> jester troupe "Monty Python". This is something that deeply infuriates
> me and is against the morals of my culture. Although humor is an
> integral aspect of the life of an Untermensch, I believe that Python,
> A language used as an interface to majority of Scientific computing
> software should be renamed to something more suitable.
> I hereby propose that the Language should be renamed to Cobra, after
> the brilliant military strategist Cobra Commander , who has been
> history's most efficient and brilliant strategist.
> I hope that my message is not mistaken for an attempt to humor. I am
> physically unable to experience the same. Please revert back to the
> mail with your thoughts and constructive criticism.
> Yours forever,
> Jack Daniels
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