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Sarah Guido

Perhaps it is not a coincidence that I plucked the mock-suggestion to name a
language Guido out of thin air.

A book I ordered quite a while ago arrived.

"Introduction to Machine Learning with Python: A Guide for Data Scientists"
by Andreas C. M?ller and <<<Sarah Guido>>>

Note the last name is the same Guido we have been discussing for no
meaningful reason whatsoever merely because naming after a (live) founder
may not be a good reason.

I tend to order books in bunches and I have no recollection of even noticing
the first author, let alone the second. I have received and read many of the
books on the subject that arrived first. Still, the way I read I tend to see
everything around an area even if I am not consciously reading it so I
suspect a subliminal recognition along with perhaps a subliminal amusement
that Guido is now both the first and last name of someone I can associate
with python. 

If I had been involved in the above book publication, I might have suggested
using the word "Guide" instead of "Introduction" as it melds well with the
name "Guido" so it is good nobody would even dream of asking me.

Maybe her next book will be abut a GUI to DO or something that fits.

P.S. This is not an endorsement of the book mentioned above nor of Machine
Learning in general but IS an endorsement for using python for such things.
Then again, I also endorse R as I have actually already done such things
using it and want broader choices. Heck, I have already used both together.
Their approaches can be maddeningly different and that opens up

-----Original Message-----
From: Python-list <python-list-bounces+avigross=verizon.net at python.org> On
Behalf Of Avi Gross
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 9:49 PM
To: python-list at python.org
Subject: Guido (Sarducci)


I wish to apologize for introducing any suggestion to name anything as
Guido, let alone any language that springs from a python. Yes, it may be a
stereotypic Italian name related to what you hint at. You probably
recognized it as an allusion to someone who is clearly Dutch and has some
finite relationship with python. The name is ultimately Germanic and used in
many countries.

I, in a Monty Python Spirit, insist I was thinking about the Saturday Night
Live comedic  character from generations ago, Father Guido Sarducci, who
does indeed appear to be Italian. That is the pythonic way to choose a name
although 3.X might well have been named after the Three Stooges.

Again, my apologies. I will try to resume being serious and maybe talk about
mission creep.


-----Original Message-----
From: Python-list <python-list-bounces+avigross=verizon.net at python.org> On
Behalf Of Dennis Lee Bieber
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 4:36 PM
To: python-list at python.org
Subject: Re: the python name

On Wed, 16 Jan 2019 13:46:29 -0500, "Avi Gross" <avigross at verizon.net>
declaimed the following:

>[HUMOR for the ALERT]

>But as languages develop and evolve, sometimes a name change may be a 
>decent idea. Perhaps version 4.0 should be renamed Guido so we can get 
>more silly questions.

	So we can make jokes about a mafia hitman (which is where many might
go with the name)

>Imagine people developing languages like X and Y and over the years 
>enhancing them.
>An Enhanced or Extended X, naturally, might be renamed EX.

	Getting too close to REXX (which was something like Restructured
EXtended eXecutor).

>With further Super new features (think super-symmetry in Physics) we 
>would have a Super Extended X, or SEX in brief.

	Computer science already has sexpr

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