Why and how "there is only one way to do something"?

Xavier Morel xavier.morel at masklinn.net
Thu Dec 15 16:28:30 CET 2005


Aahz wrote:
> In article <mailman.2138.1134650183.18701.python-list at python.org>,
> Steve Holden  <steve at holdenweb.com> wrote:
>> (Part of) Python's credo (which you can read in context by typing
>>
>>     import this
>>
>> at an interactive command prompt) is "There should be one (and 
>> preferably only one) way to do it".
> 
> Actually, I've gotten used to doing
> 
>     python -c 'import this'
Which can be built even more easily with

$ python -m this
(no quotes needed btw)

It's usually useful to pipe it through grep too, in order to get only 
the piece of zen knowledge you need.



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