9 Jun 2009 9 Jun '09
I've reported bug http://bugs.python.org/issue5924 some time ago and I think it's a release blocker -- it seems easy to fix, but I don't have time to actually submit a patch, so, I'd like to draw attention to it, especially as a release candidate is already out.
In absence of a patch, it can't be a release blocker, IMO. It's not a really critical bug (just an annoying one), as it is possible to work around it (e.g. by setting sys.path in sitecustomize, or by moving all modules into a single directory so that sys.path doesn't have to be that long).
If nobody else has time to submit a patch, either, Python 3.1 will get released with this bug.