Guido van Rossum is the inventor of Python , a really nifty interpreted programming language. He named the language after Monty Python, of “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” fame; possibly because of this, people subscribing to the Python Mailing List and Newsgroup sometimes have a sense of humor that is, as my mother-in-law puts it, “slightly ascrew.”
Well, Gordon McMillan, in reply to a somewhat non-sensical remark about “Guido’s Magic Time-Travellin’ Flying E-mail Carpet” (i.e., Guido was supposed to be so good that he could travel back in time to post answers to questions that were going to be asked before the questions were posted to the mailing list), responded with:
“... Now this is utter hogwash! But to be assured of sufficient supply,
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(in 4 inch, 8 inch and 24 inch models) for delivery at the Python conference in
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Well, this tickled me. Being an almost-Buddhist anyway, I got to thinking, and then my fingers (without my intervention or volition), got to typing, and the following is what came out.
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