On 04 February 2002, Trent Mick volunteered to "do something" about a standard logging module for Python:
How about I try to have a PEP together within a week or two, and perhaps a working base implementation?
Well, it's been exactly 7 days. Trent, are you halfway done yet? ;-)
(Yes, I've been thinking that the solution to the Distutils' verbosity problem lies somewhere down this road.)