Monty Python and … Programming Language

Have you ever heard of Python programming language? Does it have anything to do with the famous English Monty Python comedy group?

Python is extremely simple and easy to learn but still very powerful, quite similar to popular English today. You can easily understand what code is describing and not encounter complex syntax. In general, Python code is very clear, easy to understand and flexible to type.

Why is it called “Python”? This is the first interesting fact about this language. Why is the name “Python” not any other name? So does the creator of the programming language link something to this animal? Or Python is named after the snake Python in Greek mythology?

The truth is simpler than you think. The father of Python – Guido Van Rossum said the name of the language was taken from the British comedy series “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” and Guido Van Rossum was a big fan of the film. Few people suspect that a programming language is named after a comedy group.

Monty Python’s Flying Circus is a play that was broadcast on the BBC in the 1970s. With unique content and performed by the famous British comedy group, it brought creators a comfortable and entertaining time in the language development process.

Not only that, Guido Van Rossum wants a brief and mysterious name that is able to attract everyone’s attention. So the name “Python” was born! When listening to the Python programming language, there will be many people wondering about the meaning of this name.

It can be seen that Monty Python is one of the most influential comedy groups in England in particular and the world in general in many different fields, from music, movies, astronomy to technology. Their works are extremely special. They can make an unforgettable impression in the hearts of viewers.

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