Does Python really follow its philosophy of "Readability counts"?

Roy Smith roy at
Mon Jan 12 02:16:24 CET 2009

In article <mailman.7012.1231718339.3487.python-list at>,
 Chris Rebert <clp2 at> wrote:

> This is not to say that breaking encapsulation willy-nilly is advised, 
> but it does allow for some neat hackery every now and again.

I'm all for neat hackery, except when used in code that I need to read and 

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