Guido van Rossum firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Similar to append(), I'd like to close this gap, and I've made the necessary changes. This will probably break lots of code.
Similar to append(), I'd like people to fix their code rather than whine -- two-arg connect() has never been documented, although it's found in much code (even the socket module test code :-( ).
Similar to append(), I may revert the change if it is shown to cause too much pain during beta testing...
proposal: if anyone changes the API for a fundamental module, and fails to update the standard library, the change is automatically "minus one'd" for each major module that no longer works :-)
(in this case, that would be -5 or so...)