pprint: "...thank small children who sleep at night."

Paul McGuire ptmcg at austin.rr._bogus_.com
Wed Sep 20 01:16:38 CEST 2006

"Brian van den Broek" <broek at cc.umanitoba.ca> wrote in message 
news:mailman.297.1158706362.10491.python-list at python.org...
> Brian L. Troutwine said unto the world upon 19/09/06 05:30 PM:
>> The heading comment to pprint reads:
>> #  This is a simple little module I wrote to make life easier.  I
>> didn't
>> #  see anything quite like it in the library, though I may have
>> overlooked
>> #  something.  I wrote this when I was trying to read some heavily
>> nested
>> #  tuples with fairly non-descriptive content.  This is modeled very
>> much
>> #  after Lisp/Scheme - style pretty-printing of lists.  If you find it
>> #  useful, thank small children who sleep at night.
>> Is the last sentence an obscure reference or in-joke? Can someone
>> explain it? I don't get it.
> Maybe it is an in-joke or reference that's blowing past me. But, I would 
> assume that the author has kids whose sound sleep at night left him or her 
> the time to code the module.
> Best,
> Brian vdB

Why don't you write the author and ask?  His name and e-mail are right in 
the header, just before the lines that you cited.

-- Paul

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