In a message of Tue, 12 Apr 2011 15:56:32 EDT, Barry Warsaw writes: <snip>
The Deriving section of the PEP is not the most important part of it, and is not making specific recommendations. If it's not clear that it's only providing examples, or it's distracting, then maybe it's better off being removed, cut down or rewritten.
To me, at any rate, it read as a pretty important part. But the version I just read from http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0396/ still has the re in it as well.