I know it is late to add features in beta release, but still I thought I would ask for a little leeway for these issues, especially as they don't change any API signatures.
http://bugs.python.org/issue3243 Has patch, tests and docs
I have patch ready and shall add the tests and docs too.
Nothing is dependent on those changes, just that that it would be good to have.
Any suggestions on the above? Georg, is it okay if I push this in before 17th?