"Python Wizard," with apologies to The Who

Matty Sarro msarro at gmail.com
Tue Jul 12 18:48:37 CEST 2011


I don't know whether to LOL or mourn the part of me that just died inside :-P

j/k j/k
clever song, and it made me laugh :)

On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 12:40 PM, John Keisling
<maththespian87 at gmail.com> wrote:
> After too much time coding Python scripts and reading Mark Lutz's
> Python books, I was inspired to write the following lyrics. For those
> too young to remember, the tune is that of "Pinball Wizard," by The
> Who. May it bring you as much joy as it brought me!
>
>
> I cut my teeth on BASIC
> At scripting I'm no pawn
> >From C++ to Java
> My code goes on and on
> But I ain't seen nothing like this
> In any place I've gone
> That modeling and sim guy
> Sure codes some mean Python!
>
> He knows his dictionaries
> His exceptions never pass
> His polymorphic methods
> Extend each superclass
> He uses indentation
> Its lines are clearly drawn
> That modeling and sim guy
> Sure codes some mean Python!
>
> He's a Python wizard
> His code just never wrecks
> A Python wizard
> He knows simple beats complex
>
> How do you think he does it?
> (I don't know)
> What makes him so good?
>
> He codes with TkInter
> He can render treble clefs
> He uses lamdba functions
> With *args in their defs
> Defines his module search path
> Of tuples he's the don
> That modeling and sim guy
> Sure codes some mean Python!
>
> I thought I was
> The scripting language king
> But I just handed
> My Python crown to him
>
> He links in to libraries
> All optimized in C
> He always uses docstrings
> For readability
> He knows file iterators
> He bids all bugs begone
> That modeling and sim guy
> Sure codes some mean Python!
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