BTW, are people similarly opposed to that comparisons can now raise exceptions? It's been mentioned a few times on c.l.py this week, but apparently not (yet) by people who bumped into it in practice.
That's not exactly news though, is it? Comparisons have been raising exceptions since, oh, Python 1.4 at least.
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