Fairly OT: Why "flufl"?

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Mon Feb 4 16:10:07 CET 2013

This isn't particularly related to the post I'm quoting, it's more a
point of curiosity.

On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 10:53 AM, João Bernardo <jbvsmo at gmail.com> wrote:
Re: [Python-ideas] constant/enum type in stdlib
> I have my own implementation with a basic api somewhat borrowed from
> flufl.enum (plus a lot of other stuff)...

What is the origin of the term FLUFL? It's referenced in PEP 401 about
the retirement of the BDFL and the appointment of Barry Warsaw as
Guido's successor. Is that where the expression FLUFL originated, or
is "Friendly Language Uncle For Life" a backformation?

This might be more of a personal question for Barry, in the same way
that asking me why I'm "Rosuav" wouldn't be a list question, but I'm
wondering if there's something more Python to it.

Just a point of random curiosity!


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