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On Fri, Jan 18, 2019 at 8:33 AM DL Neil <PythonList at danceswithmice.info> wrote:
>
> On 18/01/19 8:20 AM, Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:
> > On Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:12:33 +1300, Gregory Ewing
> > <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> declaimed the following:
> >
> >> Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:
> >>>     Getting too close to REXX (which was something like Restructured
> >>> EXtended eXecutor).
> >>
> >> And if we continue the theme of dinosaur evolution, we end up
> >> with Tyrannosaurus REXX.
> >
> >       I'd propose that the Regina project be renamed to that -- one tyrant to
> > rule all REXX <G>
>
>
> LotR reference aside, just how many pythonistas do you think also speak
> Latin - to be able to appreciate that joke?
>

"Regina" is a REXX interpreter.

https://regina-rexx.sourceforge.io/

You don't necessarily have to know Latin to know about "regina" and
"rex"; a bit of knowledge of royal protocol can help, or you might
just recognize the parallels. But honestly, knowing a bit of Latin
isn't a bad thing :)

ChrisA