Recently I have been getting more into programming, specifically in Python. While working through tutorials I stumbled over this poem from Tim Peters, and just had to write it out. I love it!
Here is the source: PEP 20 – The Zen of Python
To my great regret, since I have started working full time, my calligraphy practice has diminished. However, I still manage to write every once in a while, so getting through a poem like that now takes a few days. It’s written in Fraktur with quills and iron gall ink.
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.
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!