Pythonist

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Python +‎ -ist

Noun[edit]

Pythonist (plural Pythonists)

  1. (computing, informal) A programmer who uses the Python programming language.
    Synonym: Pythonista
    • 2005 February 7, David Heinemeier Hansson, “Re: Is compatibility important for us?”, in comp.lang.ruby, Usenet[1]:
      Pythonists and Perlers probably doesn't feel that Ruby (on or off Rails) is sufficiently different from what they're currently doing to warrant stepping down the expert ladder.
    • 2008, Dana Moore, Professional Python Frameworks: Web 2.0 Programming with Django and Turbogears:
      We Pythonists have always prided ourselves in being the best example of an end-to-end, batteries-included delivery system that could create anything imaginable for the desktop user.
    • 2016, Christopher Duffy, Mohit,, Cameron Buchanan, Terry Ip, Andrew Mabbitt, Benjamin May, Dave Mound, Python: Penetration Testing for Developers, Packt Publishing Ltd (→ISBN)
      If you're a Python guru, you can look for ideas to apply your craft to penetration testing, or if you are a newbie Pythonist with some penetration testing chops, then this module serves as a perfect ending to your search for some hands-on experience in pentesting.
  2. (informal) A fan of the British comedy troupe Monty Python.
    • 1991 April 21, Robert Jung, “Doogie Adams (was Re: 5th Hitchhiker, Python etc.)”, in alt.fan.monty-python, Usenet[2]:
      Am I the only Pythonist out here who thinks "Always Look On the Bright Side of Life" is not half as hilarious as "The Galaxy Song"? Must be that twist ending at the end...
    • 1996 April 24, Michelle T. Street, “Re: Cathouse”, in alt.comedy.british, Usenet[3]:
      The Prairienet site is also home to the alt.fan.monty-python Homepage,which you should definitely check out if you're a Pythonist.
    • 2000 October 23, Charles Daniels, “Re: time travel”, in rec.arts.drwho, Usenet[4]:
      Yes those are two classics as well, often mumble those at weirdly appropriate moments (aka when no one but myself and another Pythonist will hear them!)

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