Fairly OT: Why "flufl"?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Mon Feb 4 21:50:56 CET 2013

On 2/4/2013 10:10 AM, Chris Angelico 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 <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.

I have mostly followed pydev since it began, and as far as I know, it is 
Barry's private joke, perhaps developed in private conversations.

Terry Jan Reedy

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