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The Zen of Python and Me

March 31, 2012, 10:07 p.m., last updated April 14, 2012, 2:17 a.m. Entry tagged as long , python and zen.

import this is a brilliant easter egg in the Python interpreter. In just a few words it catches the philosophy behind what is considered "pythonic". One might argue that it describes the essence of what is so great about the language, its libraries and its community.

But for it to be more than just a bunch of aphorisms, a programmer has to ask herself: how do I conform to those guidelines in my daily work? I asked myself this question the other day and here are a few thoughts and opinions. Beware that this is at times very meta.