Raymond Hettinger wrote:
As always, be careful with doing peephole changes to the standard library -- historically, we've seen a 1-5% error rate in these
sets that persists for months or years afterwards.
FWIW, Walter and I did a bunch of these for Py2.3 and had excellent success because of a good process.
If you're willing to review the patch, I'm going to give it a try.
The honor of second review should go to Anthony ;-) This is his itch. If a third review is needed to make it error free, I would be happy to accommodate.