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Ben de Groot 09-19-2012 02:12 PM

Inspiration
 
I just came across this again, and I think it could inspire us in some
of our recent conversations:

The Zen of Python

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!

(from PEP 20: http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0020/ )

So what is the Zen of Gentoo?

--
Cheers,

Ben | yngwin
Gentoo developer
Gentoo Qt project lead, Gentoo Wiki admin

Albert Hopkins 09-19-2012 05:39 PM

Inspiration
 
On Wed, 2012-09-19 at 22:12 +0800, Ben de Groot wrote:
> So what is the Zen of Gentoo?

How about:

My set-up is better than your set-up</sarcasm> ;-)

-a

Rich Freeman 09-19-2012 06:09 PM

Inspiration
 
On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 1:39 PM, Albert Hopkins <marduk@letterboxes.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 2012-09-19 at 22:12 +0800, Ben de Groot wrote:
>> So what is the Zen of Gentoo?
>
> My set-up is better than your set-up</sarcasm> ;-)
>

For the 80% solution there is Ubuntu. For the 99% solution there is
debian. For the other 1%, there is Gentoo. :)

Rich

Ian Stakenvicius 09-19-2012 06:23 PM

Inspiration
 
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On 19/09/12 02:09 PM, Rich Freeman wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 1:39 PM, Albert Hopkins
> <marduk@letterboxes.org> wrote:
>> On Wed, 2012-09-19 at 22:12 +0800, Ben de Groot wrote:
>>> So what is the Zen of Gentoo?
>>
>> My set-up is better than your set-up</sarcasm> ;-)
>>
>
> For the 80% solution there is Ubuntu. For the 99% solution there
> is debian. For the other 1%, there is Gentoo. :)
>
> Rich
>

heh.. "We Are The 1%" .. Yeah, i see that going over REALLY well.

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hasufell 09-19-2012 07:45 PM

Inspiration
 
On 09/19/2012 04:12 PM, Ben de Groot wrote:
>
> So what is the Zen of Gentoo?
>

:what? ( )


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