[Python-Dev] More Zen
Raymond Hettinger" <firstname.lastname@example.org
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.