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Mastering Python by Rick van Hattem

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Summary

This chapter showed us what the Pythonic philosophy is all about and explained to us what the Zen of Python is all about. While code style is highly personal, Python has a few, very helpful guidelines that at least keep people mostly on the same page and style. In the end, we are all consenting adults; everyone has the right to write code as he/she sees fit. But I do request you. Please read through the style guides and try to adhere to them unless you have a really good reason not to.

With all that power comes great responsibility, and so do a few pitfalls, though there aren't too many. Some are tricky enough to fool me regularly and I've been writing Python for a long time! Python improves all the time though. Many pitfalls have been ...

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