What is the Zen of Python?

The Zen of Python is a collection of 20 principles that influence the design and ideal use of the Python programming language. To see the full text, open your Python shell and type

>>> import this

If you don't have a Python interpreter to hand, you can see the full Zen of Python in the original Python Enhancement Proposal #20.

If you're in the mood for the source code, put on your rot13 spectacles and dive right in.

And, finally, if you're wondering why the source for the ZoP is reversed, or why it's rendered by import this, you'll appreciate this.