This one was partly my fault: when I announced your PEP Parade essay, I added
Note that Guido wants to keep 2.3 free of new core language features.
at the start of the last paragraph. I did so because that's what I believed <wink> I had heard the day before.
Sounds like you need to be careful with the channeling there... :-)
The next thing the community saw was a PEP from you introducing a new core language feature for 2.3. Some of the early responses specifically mentioned "wtf?! didn't Tim just say Guido wants yadda yadda?". BTW, the reaction to the sentence quoted above was crushingly favorable when it was first posted. The idea that 2.3 was to be a "consolidation" release was very popular.
Maybe my mistake was thinking that adding bool was a small change.
Maybe you could have brought this up when PEP 285 was first circulated on python-dev? I guess you didn't foresee the outcyr either. :-)
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)