Fairly OT: Why "flufl"?

Simon Hayward simonhayward at gmail.com
Mon Feb 4 18:24:57 CET 2013


On Feb 4, 2013 4:27 PM, "nn" <pruebauno at latinmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Feb 4, 10:10 am, Chris Angelico <ros... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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 <jbv... 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!
> >
> > ChrisA
>
> My guess is that it originated with PEP 401, and that FLUFL ("Friendly
> Language Uncle For Life") were created as humorous take on the equally
> silly title of BDFL ("Benevolent Dictator For Life").
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Barry talks about the origin of "flufl" at the end of this radio free
python podcast.

http://radiofreepython.com/episodes/10/
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