Why "flat is better than nested"?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Mon Oct 25 21:53:08 CEST 2010

On 10/25/2010 3:11 PM, kj wrote:

> Well, it's pretty *enshrined*, wouldn't you say?


 >  After all, it is part of the standard distribution,

So is 'import antigravity'

 > has an easy-to-remember invocation,
> etc.  *Someone* must have taken it seriously enough to go through
> all this bother.  If it is as trivial as you suggest (and for all
> I know you're absolutely right), then let's knock it off its pedestal
> once and for all, and remove it from the standard distribution.

If you are being serious, you are being too serious (as in humorless).
The 'Zen of Python' is somewhere between 'trivial' and 'enshrined on a 
pedestal'. The two undocumented easter egg imports (visible in 
pythonx.y/Lib) are for both fun and edification.

Terry Jan Reedy

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