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From: Thorsten Ottosen (nesotto_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-01 11:16:45

> > people can choose whatever they like. Some people might think it's more
> > intuitive to write
> >
> > container_traits<C>::iterator
> >
> > than
> >
> > container_iterator<C>::type.
> 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!

may I add a snip of The Zen of C++:

     There should always be more than one way to do it


Anyway, I don't feel strongly about it and will change the
docs/implementation soon.



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