I just noticed that PEP 100 (Python/Unicode integration) references
as the latest version. Sure enough, I visited that and found that it's newer than the PEP (1.8 v. 1.7).
Shouldn't the PEP be the most up-to-date public document? The comment right after that suggests this should be so:
[ed. note: new revisions should be made to this PEP document, while the historical record previous to version 1.7 should be retrieved from MAL's url, or Misc/unicode.txt]
Since this is now an informational PEP, I believe the wording should change to reflect functionality that has already been implemented. For instance, instead of
Python should provide a built-in constructor for Unicode strings which is available through __builtins__:
it should read
Python provides a built-in constructor for Unicode strings which is available through __builtins__: