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The Zen of Python


#1

This is too good not to share!

The Zen of Python
Beautiful is better than ugly.
Explicit is better than implicit.
Simple is better than complex.
Complex is better than complicated.
Flat is better than nested.
Sparse is better than dense.
Readability counts.
Special cases aren't special enough to break the rules.
Although practicality beats purity.
Errors should never pass silently.
Unless explicitly silenced.
In the face of ambiguity, refuse the temptation to guess.
There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious way to do it.
Although that way may not be obvious at first unless you're Dutch.
Now is better than never.
Although never is often better than *right* now.
If the implementation is hard to explain, it's a bad idea.
If the implementation is easy to explain, it may be a good idea.
Namespaces are one honking great idea -- let's do more of those!

I got here from this cool post: http://warpspire.com/posts/taste/

I got to say that I’d agree!


#2

There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious way to do it.

Definitely not about JS world :smile: :neutral_face: :sob:


#3

I love the zen of python and how opinionated they are about style (enforce consistent whitespace, etc). At the end of the day everyone needs guiding principles. Love this Sandy Metz talk on the subject of rules for writing code any why they are important https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npOGOmkxuio Does anyone here have a ruby style guide they really like?


#4

In terms of consistency, our use of linting has a made a huge difference in both the Ruby and JavaScript code, as well as slim, scss, etc. We love the linters!

Here’s a good example of what we do: