Python's coming... from unexpected angles.
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Wed Oct 17 11:49:42 CEST 2007
On Tue, 16 Oct 2007 13:19:26 +0200, Ben Finney
<bignose+hates-spam at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> "Eric Brunel" <see.signature at no.spam> writes:
>> Well, I'd definetely vote for a name change for PyPy, as in french,
>> it's pronounced "pee-pee", and yes, it means what you think it
>> means... ;-)
> Does that mean you pronounce the word for the serpent as "pee-thon"?
> Anyway, the pronunciation of "Python" (and hence the "Py" in "PyPy")
> is however you pronounce that word in the name of the comedy troupe,
> Monty Python. That's where the name originates, after all.
But the average frenchman will also pronounce "monty pee-thon" (I know:
python -c "print ''.join([chr(154 - ord(c)) for c in
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