Python's simplicity philosophy

Douglas Alan nessus at
Tue Nov 11 18:21:24 CET 2003

"Dave Brueck" <dave at> writes:

> Part of the problem here is that just saying "only one way to do it" is a
> horrible misquote, and one that unfortunately misses IMO some of the most
> important parts of that "mantra":

Well, perhaps anything like "only one way to do it" should be removed
from the mantra altogether, since people keep misquoting it in order
to support their position of removing beautiful features like reduce()
from the language.


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