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Zen

1 month(s) ago uolter   comments 


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The Zen of Python, by Tim Peters
  • Beautiful is better than ugly.
  • Explicit is better than implicit.
  • Simple is better than complex.
  • Complex is better than complicated.
  • Flat is better than nested.
  • Sparse is better than dense.
  • Readability counts.
  • Special cases aren't special enough to break the rules.
  • Although practicality beats purity.
  • Errors should never pass silently.
  • Unless explicitly silenced.
  • In the face of ambiguity, refuse the temptation to guess.
  • There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious way to do it.
  • Although that way may not be obvious at first unless you're Dutch.
  • Now is better than never.
  • Although never is often better than *right* now.
  • If the implementation is hard to explain, it's a bad idea.
  • If the implementation is easy to explain, it may be a good idea.
  • Namespaces are one honking great idea -- let's do more of those!


palindrome check

1 month(s) ago uolter   comments 


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is_palindrome = lambda x: ''.join([x[i] for i in range(len(x)-1,-1, -1)]) == x


r = '123123'
is_palindrome(r)
False
r = '123321'
is_palindrome(r)
False

# and now .... more concise:
is_palindrome = lambda x: x[::-1] == x



Italy the Extraordinary Commonplace

2 month(s) ago uolter   comments 




Résumés

3 month(s) ago uolter   comments 


  1. Stay curious
  2. Don’t accept things as they are, or assume they’re that way for a good reason
  3. Become good at something. And then use it to make a difference.
  4. Ask yourself what you could do to make the biggest difference in the world. And then challenge your answers.
  5. Stay alive

(Aaron Swartz)



 
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