Jason R. Coombs wrote:
I had a use case that was compelling enough that I thought there should be something in functools to do what I wanted.
I think this is one of those things that a small minority of people would use frequently, but everyone else would use very rarely or never. The decision on whether to include something in the stdlib needs to be based on the wider picture.
In this case, it's trivial to write your own if you want it. As they say, "not every one-line function needs to be in the stdlib".