General question about Python design goals

Peter Hansen peter at
Tue Nov 29 00:33:58 CET 2005

Christoph Zwerschke wrote:
> Ok, these are nice aphorisms with some truth. But I had to think of the 
> German excuse "Wer Ordnung hält ist nur zu Faul zum Suchen - ein Genie 
> überblickt das Chaos." ("Those who try to keep things tidy are just too 
> lazy to search for searching - a genius surveys the chaos").

Is that really the translation?  "too lazy to search for searching"?
What does that mean?

Google translate doesn't help... here's it's rather comical attempt:

"Who order holds is only to putrid for looking for - a genius grasps the


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