Now that I'm relieved by sharing with you my feelings, ;-)
And thanks for that! I think you're right. I'll let others comment first; I'm about to leave for a 3-day trip, back on Monday.
what's the best path to get python-bz2 module into Python 2.3? Do you think it's something which should be in the core, or it'd be better to keep it as an external module?
If there are no licensing issues, and if there's a decent bz2 library, it should be welcome in the core. Batteries included.
The code is currently maintained at http://python-bz2.sf.net, if someone wants to have a look at it.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)