Python as Guido Intended

Paul Rubin http
Sat Nov 26 09:36:51 CET 2005

Mike Meyer <mwm at> writes:
> Those two statements say the same thing. Part of the Python philosphy,
> from "import this", is that there should only be one obvious way to do
> it. By enabling that part of Python's philosphy, you're automatically
> limiting python to not allow other - specifically non-pythonic - ways
> to do the same thing.

Sometimes there are zero obvious ways to do it, or an obvious way that
doesn't work, so if you want to do it at all, you have to find a
contorted way.  At that point it's normal to ask why there isn't an
obvious way that works.  All too often, the answer is "that would be

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