What is your favorite Python web framework?

Scott David Daniels Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org
Mon Jul 18 23:19:59 CEST 2005


Luis M. Gonzalez wrote:
> I read the expression "Dark horse contender" many times, and i guess it
> has some reminiscence from medieval times and the cavalry stories.
> It meaning is something like the "unknown that could be the new champ",
> someone intriguing and mysterious who doesn't unveil its skills untill
> showtime. Am I right?
My understanding is that it is a horse-racing phrase.  Some unprincipled
racers would dye a horse to disguise him and get better odds.  Obviously
this only works to make a horse darker.  A "dark horse" is an unknown
quantity -- the phrase is usually only applied to horses that show well
without the normal track record preceding that success.

--Scott David Daniels
Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org



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