On Oct 24, 2011, at 4:27 PM, Guido van Rossum wrote:
You may think this violates TOOWTDI, but as I've said before, that was a white lie (as well a cheeky response to Perl's slogan around 2000). Being able to express intent (to human readers) often requires choosing between multiple forms that do essentially the same thing, but look different to the reader.
So, you're saying TMTOWTDI and "different things should look different"? Someone send a letter of surrender to Larry Wall. ;-)