Python Easter Eggs

This is something I discovered incidentally… On the Python interpreter try out these commands

ActivePython (ActiveState Software Inc.) based on
Python 2.7.2 (default, Jun 24 2011, 12:21:10) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)] on win32
Type “help”, “copyright”, “credits” or “license” for more information.

>>> import this  –> Prints out Zen of Python
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!

>>> from __future__ import braces  –> Suggests there are no braces in Python (not a chance 🙂 )
File “<stdin>”, line 1
SyntaxError: not a chance

>>> import antigravity  –> opens up xkcd on Python

>>> import __hello__
Hello world…

>>> import __hello__  –> doesnt print anything, it needs to be reloaded like below

>>> reload(__hello__)  –> reloading __hello__
Hello world…
<module ‘__hello__’ from ‘<frozen>’>


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