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Tkinter GUI Application Development Blueprints - Second Edition by Bhaskar Chaudhary

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Finalizing the data structure

As Linus Torvalds, the developer of Linux, once said:

"Bad programmers worry about the code. Good programmers worry about data structures and their relationships."

What he means is that well-designed data structures make the code very easy to design, maintain, and scale up. In contrast, if you start with a poor data structure, you can't make up for that, even with the best of code.

Start with a good data structure and your code will naturally be more simple, elegant, and easy to maintain.

With that in mind, let's try to decide on a suitable data structure for our program. Go back and take a look at the previous screenshot (under the Getting started section). What kind of data structure, do you think, would be ...

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