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... :-)
It wasn't channeling at the time -- it was very clear the day before, at a PLabs meeting, when I asked what our plans were for 2.3, and all the "new feature" PEPs (at the time) were explicitly ruled out, in favor of consolidation. That you then introduced a "new feature" PEP of your own, and within 9 hours of the PEP Parade post, was utterly unexpected.
... Maybe my mistake was thinking that adding bool was a small change.
It is a small change; I think the problem, at least at the start of the brouhaha, was merely that it was a change. More substantial complaints surfaced later, so it would have been a tempest regardless.
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. :-)
I posted my PEP Parade announcement to Python-Dev:
and tried to tweak you about it before 24 hours had passed:
As I've said before, I was raised in Wisconsin. If someone doesn't get the message the first time, it's too damn cold to stay outside all night long screaming -- and they're probably drunk anyway <wink>.