Why Is Python Called Python ?


Some Interesting Facts About One Of The World’s Most Popular Programming Language
Python is one of the most popular programming languages at the moment.
Have you ever wondered in your Python programming life why Python is called Python and not P, P++ or P#? I have (pun intended).
The interesting fact is that the programming language Python was implemented by Guido van Rossum.
Whilst Guido van Rossum was implementing Python, he was also reading the published scripts from Monty Python’s Flying Circus.
If you haven’t heard of Monty Python’s Flying Circus before, I’ll give a quick overview and maybe we can find the reasons why Python is called Python. Let’s explore!
Monty Python’s Flying Circus is a BBC Comedy TV series from the year 1969+. It is a highly viewed TV series and is rated 8.8 in IMDB.
Python programming language is highly rated too. According to a recent Stackoverflow survey, Python has overtaken Java in popularity.
Python is a famous programming language because it is easy to learn and use. Plus there are a large number of libraries available that can be used in your projects today! Some developers even consider it to be a must-know programming language.
If you read the Python documentation, you will see many examples that are inspired by the Monty Python comedy series:
You will see mention of spam, eggs, lumberjack, and knights, etc.
Python = Inspired By Monty Python
The comedy series is interesting because it is creative and …well… random. It talks about everything. It might not be funny for everyone, according to one of the viewers.

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