Zen of Python

Robert Kern rkern at ucsd.edu
Wed Jan 19 19:57:49 EST 2005

Timothy Fitz wrote:
> On 19 Jan 2005 15:24:10 -0800, Carl Banks <invalidemail at aerojockey.com> wrote:
>>The gist of "Flat is better than nested" is "be as nested as you have
>>to be, no more," because being too nested is just a mess.
> Which I agree with, and which makes sense. However your "gist" is a
> different meaning. It's not that "Flat is better than nested" it's
> that "Too flat is bad and too flat is nested so be as nested (or as
> flat) as you have to be and no more." Perhaps Tim Peters is far too
> concise for my feeble mind <wink>

If it were scrutable, it wouldn't be Zen.  :-)

Robert Kern
rkern at ucsd.edu

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