# Sssssssslither - What am I?

Sssssssslither
You can read me like a book
I'm so tiny and compact
6 long years I took

I can remember a lot
A very basic procedure
White is very important to me
Beautiful for sure

Again, you have to pick this apart line by line!

• Snakes on a plane? – Jiminion Apr 10 '15 at 18:59
• @Jiminion What, no? How'd you get that lol – warspyking Apr 10 '15 at 19:04
• That slither is messing with my head – Spacemonkey Apr 10 '15 at 19:06
• don't tell me it's an ipad where your finger ssssslither – Alex Apr 10 '15 at 19:17

You are Python.

Sssssssslither

A python is a snake.

You can read me like a book

Python, like BASIC or COBOL, generally uses words instead of symbols to express its operators. For example, it uses and and or where C or Java would use && or ||.

I'm so tiny and compact

Because the language is interpreted, it doesn't need all those heavyweight compilers to build a giant executable and a very small source file is all that's needed to be a complete program.

6 long years I took

Python 1.0 was released in 1994, and Python 2.0 in 2000.

I can remember a lot

Python has automatic memory management and garbage collection like Java does, and therefore while it doesn't have a large memory capacity, it can remember things often.

A very basic procedure

Not 100% sure about this one, but Python doesn't require any "main" method like C or Java does. All the code in a file is run in order without the need for any explicit containing procedure.

White is very important to me

In Python, whitespace determines syntax levels, and so good tabbing conventions are enforced.

Beautiful for sure

Python is a beautiful language (and pythons are generally beautiful snakes).

• I'm not sure if this is right, but I like the answer. – Jiminion Apr 10 '15 at 19:14
• The slithering and "important white" are what gave it away to me. – Joe Z. Apr 10 '15 at 19:17
• The answer is correct, but I cannot accept unless you can answer all the lines. – warspyking Apr 10 '15 at 22:08
• Which lines do I have incorrect? – Joe Z. Apr 10 '15 at 22:09
• I can remember a lot – warspyking Apr 10 '15 at 22:14

Are you a

Disk?

Sssssssslither

Sssssss is the noise of a rotating disk.

You can read me like a book

Disks can be read!

I'm so tiny and compact

Compact-disk!

6 long years I took

I don't really know this one

I can remember a lot

You have a pretty big storage capacity

A very basic procedure

Insert disk in the reader!

White is very important to me

Might be virgin disks?

Beautiful for sure

The rainbow behind CD!

I'm pretty sure this isn't the answer

Are you

Music Music sheets can be read, Music takes no physical space, I guess there must be a song named 6 long years or maybe some music took 6 years to write, it can definitely be tied to memories (remember a lot) or symbolically represent something. Music is actually conceptually very very very simple (basic procedure), whole notes are empty(white) in music sheets, Music is obviously beautiful, there's only the slither that doesn't fit.

• Does music slither, though? – Joe Z. Apr 10 '15 at 19:15
• As I said, it doesn't fit. Just couldn't think of anything else... You could always go with snake charmers that play music to charm 'em though. – Spacemonkey Apr 10 '15 at 19:17