Why not a Python compiler?

Ivan Van Laningham ivanlan9 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 21:44:05 CET 2008

Gary Kurtz at SunCon 77 explained that it was a test to see if Obi-Wan
knew what he was doing; supposedly, Obi-Wan's expression indicated
that he knew Solo was feeding him shit.

I think Lucas didn't have a clue, myself; it's not credible that
citizens of a starfaring civilization who deliberately set out to hire
a starship wouldn't know the difference between time and distance.
Occam's razor says Lucas screwed up and doesn't want to admit it.


On Feb 7, 2008 1:05 PM, Grant Edwards <grante at visi.com> wrote:
> 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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Ivan Van Laningham
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