Why "flat is better than nested"?

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Mon Oct 25 23:02:19 CEST 2010

Steve Holden <steve at holdenweb.com> writes:

> And everyone taking the Zen too seriously should remember that it was
> written by Tim Peters one night during the commercial breaks between
> rounds of wrestling on television. So while it can give useful
> guidance, it's nether prescriptive nor a bible ...

Even to those who don't know or don't remember its history, the Zen has
an excellent reminder of just how seriously it should be taken:

Load the source code for the ‘this’ module into a text editor, and see
how many of the maxims it violates.

 \             “Dyslexia means never having to say that you're ysror.” |
  `\                                                        —anonymous |
_o__)                                                                  |
Ben Finney

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