Guido van Rossum email@example.com writes:
Probably. I'm personally not so stringent for minor stuff like this (hey, I added bool() to 2.2.1 :-), but it seems others are increasingly resisting even minor feature additions in micro releases (except in the email package :-).
The problem with adding things like this is that it makes it harder to port code from *2.3.1 to 2.3* and at least in principle it would be nice if code that works on 2.3.1 works on 2.3 unless it tickles a specific bug that has been fixed.
And, come Panther, there are going to be rather a lot of Python 2.3 installs out there.