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OK, this isn’t quite a technical strength, but it does seem to be a surprisingly well-kept secret in the Python world that I wish to expose up front. Despite all the reptiles on Python books and icons, the truth is that Python is named after the British comedy group Monty Python—makers of the 1970s BBC comedy series Monty Python’s Flying Circus and a handful of later full-length films, including Monty Python and the Holy Grail, that are still widely popular today. Python’s original creator was a fan of Monty Python, as are many software developers (indeed, there seems to be a sort of symmetry between the two fields...).

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