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What is the deal with the pony in Python community?

Posted by: admin December 3, 2017 Leave a comment

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Pony references are in several places:

Is there a cultural reference that I am missing? What is the deal with ponies?

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See also Bryan Veloso’s post about the pony mascot image.

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When you start listing what you want, “I want a fast HTTP parser”, “I want ORM that just works”, “I want higher order functions”, the idea is that while you’re wishing for things, you might as well wish for a pony too. This is probably a reference to a Calvin and Hobbes strip from “Someone under the bed is drooling”, in which Susie Derkins says that as long as she’s dreaming, she might as well wish for a pony.

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Its a Django unofficial mascot. See this blog post for an explanation.

Python generally uses Monty Python references (and sometimes snake references, for the misguided).

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Look at what the pony does!  

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It’s the Django mascot.

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