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The meaning of The Zen of Python?

The Zen of Python, by Tim Peters Beautiful is better than ugly. Explicit is better than implicit. Simple is better than complex. Complex is better than complicated. Flat is better than nested. Sparse is better than dense. Readability counts. Special cases aren't special enough to break the rules. Although practicality beats purity. Errors should never pass silently. Unless explicitly silenced. In the face of ambiguity, refuse the temptation to guess. There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious way to do it. Although that way may not be obvious at first unless you're Dutch. Now is better than never. Although never is often better than *right* now. If the implementation is hard to explain, it's a bad idea. If the implementation is easy to explain, it may be a good idea. Namespaces are one honking great idea -- let's do more of those!

1st Aug 2018, 4:46 PM
Roger Wang
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Louis It says that there is a 20th principle, any idea on what that might be?
1st Aug 2018, 5:40 PM
Roger Wang
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The 20th principle is to group related code together, like: The Zen of Python, by Tim Peters * this is the 20th principle! Leave a blank space between different sections!* Beautiful is better than ugly. Expl........
2nd Aug 2018, 6:14 AM
Rowsej
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Roger Wang Honestly I dont know what the 20th principle is. I think it is unique to each python coder.
1st Aug 2018, 6:00 PM
Louis
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import this
3rd Nov 2020, 8:21 PM
Abdiel Rivas
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