Tim Golden added the comment:
(Laughs). I admit, I was so close to the trees, I missed the fact that the doc is, as you say, a What's New, and for Python 2.4. Agree that to change this now would be somewhat ludicrous.
If some similar patch were proposed to some more current, relevant document I'd still be at least open to the change proposed for the reasons I gave but let's close this one now.