OT: Meaning of "monkey"

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Fri Mar 26 15:56:52 CET 2010

On 2010-03-26 08:14 AM, Luis M. González wrote:
> Webmonkey, Greasemonkey, monkey-patching, Tracemonkey, Jägermonkey,
> Spidermonkey, Mono (monkey in spanish), codemonkey, etc, etc, etc...
> Monkeys everywhere.
> Sorry for the off topic question, but what does "monkey" mean in a
> nerdy-geek context??

Partly because "monkey" is just a funny word.

As for monkey-patching, it came from the Zope community:


Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco

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