Why not a Python compiler?

Grant Edwards grante at visi.com
Thu Feb 7 21:05:58 CET 2008


On 2008-02-06, Gary Duzan <mgi820 at motorola.com> wrote:
> In article <13qjktdbe76da00 at corp.supernews.com>,
> Grant Edwards  <grante at visi.com> wrote:
>>On 2008-02-06, Reedick, Andrew <jr9445 at ATT.COM> wrote:
>>
>>> One demerit has been marked against your geek card for missing
>>> an obvious science pun.  Additionally, your membership to the
>>> Star Trek Lifestyle Adventure Club has been put on
>>> probationary status for the next twelve parsecs.
>>
>>Ouch. Two demerits for using the distance unit "parsec" in a
>>context where a quantity of time was required.
>
>    No demerits for Andrew; it is a Star Wars reference, which is
> quite on topic for this subthread.
>
> http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Kessel_Run

Silly me.

I wonder if George Lucas intended it as a joke or if he thought
a parsec was a unit of time.

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