[Python-Dev] Adding numbering to PEP 20, the Zen of Python

Tim Peters tim.peters at gmail.com
Fri Sep 19 03:46:23 CEST 2014

[Ben Hoyt]
> I was emailing someone today about implementing something (for PEP
> 471, as it happens) and wanted to link to the Zen of Python [1] and
> note a particular clause (in this case "If the implementation is hard
> to explain, it's a bad idea."). However, there are no clause numbers,
> so you can't refer to specific phrases.
> I know it's a short enough document that it probably doesn't matter.
> And maybe numbering them would make it less Zen. Would be handy in
> code reviews and the like, for example: "Not very Pythonic. See PEP 20
> point 5." Is it just my pedantic self, or have others wanted to do
> this too?
> [1] http://legacy.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0020/

See Revelation 22:18.  Adding numbers is how heresy begins ;-)


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