# thinking-together

Mariano Guerra

02/25/2020, 8:44 AM
Have you read the python zen?
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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!

Shubhadeep Roychowdhury

02/25/2020, 9:51 AM
Yes, and love it ❤️

Jared Windover

02/25/2020, 3:24 PM
Simple is better than complex.
Complex is better than complicated.
Has had more influence on the way I write code than any other ten words.


02/28/2020, 6:13 AM
Explicit is better than implicit.
Agreed yet many of the most popular languages are implicit including C++, Java, C#, Swift. In particular accessing the properties of an instance in a class method. This is then often required to be solved on many teams by a naming convention since the language itself didn't force the issue.