[James Y Knight]
Huh, I could *swear* we were talking about fixing things for 2.5...but I see at least the current version of the PEP says it's talking about 3.0. If that's true, this is hardly worth discussing as 3.0 is never going to happen anyways.
And here I was hoping this was an actual proposal. Ah well, then.
Whenever a 3.0 aimpoint is agreed upon, as much as possible will be introduced before then (pretty much everything that doesn't break code).
Ideally, the final step to 3.0 will consist primary of dropping obsolete things that had been kept only for backwards compatibility.