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

Abdur-Rahmaan Janhangeer arj.python at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 04:03:15 EDT 2018


Beautiful is a degree above the good. Beautiful in the context applied
defines the refined, with a nuance of excellence.
As the definition of beauty is not standard, it is what appeals to an
individual. It is not only about passing the functional quality test, it is
about perfection.

Fields of application varies. A mathematician might, after going through
some derivations express : "Beautiful !"

The dictionary here

defines it as

1Pleasing the senses or mind aesthetically.
‘beautiful poetry’
‘a beautiful young woman’

1.1 Of a very high standard; excellent
‘she spoke in beautiful English’

The word beautiful hints to the fact that code authorship or software
craftmanship is an art, a science. It presumes that as time unfolds itself,
masters must be produced to further excellence. It encourages high

Abdur-Rahmaan Janhangeer
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