From: Aahz [mailto:email@example.com]
So I'd actually advocate enhancing intern(), rather than removing it, now that interned things are mortal.
Agreed. But intern() should *not* be a builtin function. It belongs in sys.
Hmm - not so sure about sys, but I agree it could quite well be moved out of builtins.
I don't feel it belongs in sys because it has nothing to do with the environment that python is running in. Instead it has to do with object management.