Feature request: String-inferred names

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Fri Nov 27 02:25:43 CET 2009

Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au> writes:

> The Zen promotes the guideline that there should be only one (obvious)
> way to do most things and that's a surprisingly effective design rule.

It's also important to realise that the Zen places the “preferably only
one” in a parenthetical, and note that “preferably” qualifier. That is,

    There should be one obvious way to do it.

without that parenthetical. I think that “obvious” is the important part
there, and seems to be to be the design principle that (far more than
“only one”) is guiding in Python's development.

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