In 1999, Tim Peters listed several guiding principles for Python's design (www.python.org/dev/culture.html). Here are some of our favorites:
- Now is better than never.
- Spare is better than dense.
- In the face of ambiguity, refuse the temptation to guess.
- If the implementation is easy to explain, it may be a good idea.
- Special cases aren't enough to break the rules.