The Star Wars Jedi are awesome. My Jedi software tries to imitate a little bit of the precognition the Jedi have. There’s even an awesome scene of Monty Python Jedis :-).
But actually the name hasn’t so much to do with Star Wars. It’s part of my second name.
After I explained Guido van Rossum, how some parts of my auto-completion work, he said (we drank a beer or two):
“Oh, that worries me...”
When it’s finished, I hope he’ll like it :-)
I actually started Jedi, because there were no good solutions available for VIM. Most auto-completions just didn’t work well. The only good solution was PyCharm. But I like my good old VIM. Rope was never really intended to be an auto-completion (and also I really hate project folders for my Python scripts). It’s more of a refactoring suite. So I decided to do my own version of a completion, which would execute non-dangerous code. But I soon realized, that this wouldn’t work. So I built an extremely recursive thing which understands many of Python’s key features.
By the way, I really tried to program it as understandable as possible. But I think understanding it might need quite some time, because of its recursive nature.