Python 之禅

-------------------------------------------------------------------------- by Tim Peters

Beautiful is better than ugly.
优美胜于丑陋

Explicit is better than implicit.
显式胜于隐式

Simple is better than complex.
简单胜于复杂

Complex is better than complicated.
复杂胜于难懂

Flat is better than nested.
扁平胜于嵌套

Sparse is better than dense.
稀疏胜于紧密

Readability counts.
可读性应当被重视

Special cases aren't special enough to break the rules, although practicality beats purity.
尽管实用性会打败纯粹性,特例也不能凌驾于规则之上

Errors should never pass silently, unless explicitly silenced.
不要忽略任何错误,除非你确认要这么做

In the face of ambiguity, refuse the temptation to guess.
面对不明确的定义,拒绝猜测的诱惑

There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious way to do it.
找到一种最好唯一的方法去解决问题

Although that way may not be obvious at first unless you're Dutch.
显然一开始这种方法并不是显而易见的,因为你不是 Python 之父

Now is better than never, although never is often better than right now.
做好过不做,但没有思考的做法还不如不做

If the implementation is hard to explain, it's a bad idea.
如果实现很难说明,那它是个坏想法

If the implementation is easy to explain, it may be a good idea.
如果实现容易解释,那他可能是个好想法

Namespaces are one honking great idea -- let's do more of those!
命名空间是个绝妙的想法,请多加利用