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Re^2: Thx, St. Larry, for the Beauty of Sigils

by dsheroh (Prior)
on Jul 27, 2019 at 07:34 UTC ( #11103498=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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I think it's also due to the fact that many learn Python as first language and have problems accepting TIMTOWTDI.
In my experience, that's not just first-language Pythonistas. Python has an explicitly anti-TIMTOWTDI philosophy ("There should be one - and preferably only one - obvious way to do it.") so you get problems with TIMTOWTDI even from people who also know other languages if they've drunk the Python Kool-Aid.
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Re^3: Thx, St. Larry, for the Beauty of Sigils
by LanX (Archbishop) on Jul 27, 2019 at 14:51 UTC
    > "There should be one - and preferably only one - obvious way to do it."

    The "Zen of Python" is a big pile of pseudo religious dogma which doesn't hold scientific scrutiny.

    For instance it says "Explicit is better than implicit." but Python does implicit declarations and implicit dereferencing.

    This reminds me about an article about religious dogmas I read recently: It described how a newer religions contain polemics against predominant neighboring religions at time of it's creation. Islam vs Christianity, Christianity vs Judaism, mainstream Judaism vs Samaritans and so on.

    The Zen of Python is best understood as an anti Perl polemic from back then.

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

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