Reading & Writing Python OK, Now I need to Speak It

Toby Dickenson tdickenson at
Fri May 11 14:09:38 CEST 2001

Dan Schmidt <dfan at> wrote:

>Don O'Donnell <donod at> writes:
>| How do you say (pronounce) "__init__", for example.  Having to say
>| "double-underscore-double-underscore-init-double-underscore-double-underscore"
>| gets awfully tedious after a while.
>Well, it's not quite that bad; you accidentally doubled your double
>I say 'mmmm-init'.  But then, I am also the guy who makes two honking
>sounds to indicate the << and >> operators.

Those funny-looking words definitely look like they should have a
funny-sounding pronounciation.

We say "bubu-init", a contraction of "bar-bar-init"

Toby Dickenson
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