Guido van Rossum resigns as Python leader

Jan van den Broek balglaas at
Sat Jul 14 03:39:12 EDT 2018

On 2018-07-13, Larry Martell <larry.martell at> wrote:


> And while we're talking about the Dutch, why is the country called
> Holland, but then also The Netherlands, but the people are Dutch?

Be careful here, this is a somewhat delicate matter. Strictly speaking
Holland is part of Nederland (the Netherlands). Nederland is divided in 
twelve provinces[1], Noord- and ZuidHolland are two of them. Calling 
the Netherlands Holland is an guaranteed to annoy people from the 
other then.
Historical speaking, Holland was (along with Zeeland) one of the more
powerfull members in the Republic.

Jan v/d Broek
balglaas at

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