Why "flat is better than nested"?

Raymond Hettinger python at rcn.com
Wed Oct 27 20:32:46 CEST 2010


On Oct 25, 8:23 am, Steve Holden <st... at holdenweb.com> wrote:
> 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 ...

This is Tim we're talking about.  I would put his work during
commercial breaks against most programmer's work during
uninterrupted full days at the office.  He probably created
the Timsort routine while playing Farmville in another window :-)


Raymond




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