I started learning Python from Code Academy sometime back and during one of the lessons I came across The Zen Of Python by Tim Peters. I feel it’s important advice that every programmer should keep in mind and I love how it’s accessible by just typing import this in the terminal. I am quite enjoying learning Python; it’s quite easy and I feel it will be an important addition to my existing VFX skill set.
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!
– Tim Peters