Originally Posted by unboggling
I totally agree. Zen of Python is new to me, but I'm familiar with zen of other things.
It's a set of what I'd call programming principles that Python programs should adhere to. You could also say it's the philosophy of the language. In full:
The Zen of Python, by Tim Peters
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.
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!
Or just open up a CLI window and execute
calibre-debug -c "import this"
Even more off-topic: Try
calibre-debug -c "import antigravity"
Originally Posted by PeterT
Not sure if it's just me but I will admit I'm not crazy on one massive post with all that info. I do like the times one see's threads where the first post acts as an index, supplying links to additional posts that contain the actual data.
Good idea. You could also put everything except the headings in spoiler tags, which allows the text to be collapsed. There are some quite well formatted stickies around using that principle.