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Run this: python -c "import this"
13 points by ivankirigin 3637 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 9 comments
i ♥ python

also: python -c "from __future__ import braces"

what does it do?

erases all non GPL software from your system.

Actually, it just prints this:

  Macintosh-2:~ ivankirigin$ python -c "import this"
  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!
  Macintosh-2:~ ivankirigin$

I've read this before...


The PEP system is another reason I also love python.

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

But Perl says "There's more than one way to do it."

It is a bad thing if the obvious choice isn't the best choice. Leaves me wondering what other ways to do things in perl seem obvious, but are horrible ideas.

I think the "other ways" might not always be horrible ideas. It just leads to messy, unreadable code. Of course, its upto the programmer to write readable code.

wow thats beautiful.

python -mthis

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