Overcoming herpetophobia (or what's up w/ Python scopes)?

John Ochiltree joch at [remove-before-replying]blueyonder.co.uk
Mon Jun 20 21:14:01 CEST 2005

On 2005-06-18 05:26:13 +0100, Dennis Lee Bieber <wlfraed at ix.netcom.com> said:

> On Sat, 18 Jun 2005 03:02:13 +1000, Steven D'Aprano
> <steve at REMOVETHIScyber.com.au> declaimed the following in
> comp.lang.python:
>> The language is *always* spelt without the "a", and usually all in
>> lower-case: perl.
> 	Given that, at least one well known, book relates the name to
> Practical Extraction (&) Report Language, whether that was a retrofit or
> not -- I'd be tempted to user PERL for the name... All lowercase most
> likely reflects the standard habits of Linux/Unix command naming.

I'd heard it was pathologically eclectic rubbish lister, but then you 
can't believe everything you hear :-)

John Ochiltree
667 - The Neighbour of the Beast

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