Should there be one—and preferably only one—obvious way to do it?
| TIMTOWTDI stands for “There is more than one way to do it”, an
approach promoted by the Perl community.
| A contrasting mantra appears in the Zen of Python, a list of aphorisms
which summarise the guiding principles behind Python’s design. Item
number 13 states: “There should be one — and preferably only one —
obvious way to do it.”
| This talk discusses these apparently different philosophies. It
demonstrates that Python, like Perl, borrows features from other
languages. Contrary to Item 13, there is — and has always been — more
than one way to do it. Obviously.