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The Zen of Python, by Tim Peters

The Zen of Python, by Tim Peters

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Beautiful is better than ugly.

Beautiful is better than ugly.

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Explicit is better than implicit.

Explicit is better than implicit.

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Simple is better than complex.

Simple is better than complex.

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Complex is better than complicated.

Complex is better than complicated.

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Flat is better than nested.

Flat is better than nested.

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Sparse is better than dense.

Sparse is better than dense.

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Readability counts.

Readability counts.

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Special cases aren't special enough to break the rules.

Special cases aren't special enough to break the rules.

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Although practicality beats purity.

Although practicality beats purity.

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Errors should never pass silently.

Errors should never pass silently.

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Unless explicitly silenced.

Unless explicitly silenced.

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In the face of ambiguity, refuse the temptation to guess.

In the face of ambiguity, refuse the temptation to guess.

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There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious way to do it.

There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious way to do it.

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Although that way may not be obvious at first unless you're Dutch.

Although that way may not be obvious at first unless you're Dutch.

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Now is better than never.

Now is better than never.

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Although never is often better than *right* now.

Although never is often better than *right* now.

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If the implementation is hard to explain, it's a bad idea.

If the implementation is hard to explain, it's a bad idea.

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If the implementation is easy to explain, it may be a good idea.

If the implementation is easy to explain, it may be a good idea.

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Namespaces are one honking great idea -- let's do more of those!

Namespaces are one honking great idea -- let's do more of those!

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20th principle

'for Guido to fill in'

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it's an opportunity for people to provide their own addition.

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/4504487/the-zen-of-python-distils-the-guiding-principles-for-python-into-20-aphorisms-bu#24814971

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import this

Long time Pythoneer Tim Peters succinctly channels the BDFL’s guiding principles for Python’s design into 20 aphorisms, only 19 of which have been written down.

https://peps.python.org/pep-0020/

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