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

Brian L. Troutwine goofyheadedpunk at gmail.com
Wed Sep 20 00:30:03 CEST 2006

The heading comment to pprint reads:

#  This is a simple little module I wrote to make life easier.  I
#  see anything quite like it in the library, though I may have
#  something.  I wrote this when I was trying to read some heavily
#  tuples with fairly non-descriptive content.  This is modeled very
#  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.

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