Martin v. Löwis wrote:
Josiah Carlson wrote:
A pronouncement would be nice, but I understand that I am in no position to ask/beg for a (yes, we'll add it) response. <.5 wink>
Well, I can declare, in public :-), that I personally won't add that feature to Python 2.4.
Scratch chin. Then I suppose it is a good thing that you aren't the only person with commit access then <full wink and a nose wiggle>.
There are so many other things to do, and I don't consider this feature (in whatever form) important, as this can be easily done in pure Python for those who need it.
The same thing can be said for some syntactic changes to Python over the years; yet that didn't stop list comprehensions, rich comparisons, iterators (generators being the language change that made them easier), etc., from changing the language.
I'm not even asking to change the language, I'm offering a patch that implements a functionality desireable to a group of users by making a module more flexible.
Since Tim has said that the change is so minor as to be all right to wait until after the beta, I'll keep out of everyone's hair until then.