The Zen of Python

The following document is PEP 20, also referred to as "The Zen of Python," a slightly tongue-in-cheek statement of the philosophy of Python. In addition to being included in the Python documentation, the Zen of Python is also an Easter egg in the Python interpreter. Type import this at the interactive prompt to see it.

Long time Pythoneer Tim Peters succinctly channels the BDFL's (Benevolent Dictator for Life) guiding principles for Python's design into 20 aphorisms, only 19 of which have been written down.

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