[Python-Dev] More Zen

Raymond Hettinger Raymond Hettinger" <python@rcn.com
Thu, 6 Mar 2003 06:12:54 -0500

Iterators unified access to containers -- lets find more of those.
Substitutability simplifies development 
    so shelves have a full dictionary interface
    but tuples won't sprout a count method
    because lists differ in intent.
Deprecation comes at a price but cruft has a cost of its own.
Holistic refactoring beats piecemeal optimization.
Comment generously, the best modules are an education to read.
Be kind on the Usenet some posters are only eleven.

Raymond Hettinger