Guido van Rossum wrote:
Anyway, perhaps it's a matter of choice. It's clear to me that many developers prefer to do it this way. You don't. This is an area that has enough external constraints that I'm uncomfortable telling developers they can't do it that way.
Hence my -0. I see the practical need for it, and practicality beats purity, but I still would like to see it done in what I think is the right way.