[Python-ideas] Retire or reword the "Beautiful is better than ugly" Zen clause

Tim Delaney timothy.c.delaney at gmail.com
Thu Sep 13 18:55:15 EDT 2018

On Fri, 14 Sep 2018 at 08:48, Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz>

> M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> > For
> > me, it refers to a general feeling of consistency, pureness and
> > standing out on its own. It's abstract and doesn't have
> > anything to do with humans.
> Yep. And the proposed replacement "clean/dirty" doesn't even
> mean the same thing. It's entirely possible for a thing to
> be spotlessly clean without being beautiful or elegant.

"Elegant" is the *only* word I think it would be appropriate to replace
"beautiful" with.

And I can't think of an elegant replacement for "ugly" to pair with
"elegant". "Awkward" would probably be the best I can think of, and
"Elegant is better than awkward" just feels kinda awkward ...

Tim Delaney
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