Raymond Hettinger wrote:
I'm -1 on adding these to __builtin__. They are just distractors and have almost no use in real Python programs. Worse, if you do use them, then you are likely to be programming badly -- we don't want to encourage that.
I agree. Because of the BDFL pronouncement, I cannot reject the patch, but I won't accept it, either. So it seems that this patch will have to sit in the SF tracker until either Guido processes it, or it is withdrawn.