On Wed, Jun 1, 2016 at 2:35 PM Steven D'Aprano <steve@pearwood.info> wrote:
the PEP does mention it, right at the beginning:

"It also seems less than pythonic to name the function three times for
what is conceptually a single declaration."

That's what I get for reading too fast. Still, it does come after the sentence "This becomes less readable with longer methods," making the retyping-avoidance feel like an afterthought.