An open collection of Python anti-patterns and "worst practices".
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The Little Book of Python Anti-Patterns

This is an open-source book of Python anti-patterns and worst practices. Check out docs/index.rst for more information.

Notice: This is still (and will always be) a work-in-progress, feel free to contribute by suggesting improvements, adding new articles, improving existing ones, or translating this into other languages.

New articles

If you add new articles, please use the provided templates. Depending on the pattern you are creating, use either the anti-pattern or the migration-pattern template.


The book is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-ShareAlike 4.0 license. This allows you to use and distribute it freely for your own non-commercial projects (e.g. for teaching) if you make your contributions available under the same license.

When using content from the book on your website or elsewhere, please add a visible link to our website or this Github project, so that your readers can easily find the original articles and make contributions.

Enjoy :)

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