On Sun, May 4, 2014 at 3:57 AM, Steven D'Aprano email@example.com wrote:
One of the frustrations on this list is how often people hold new proposals to higher standard than existing features. ...
Holding this proposal up to an impossible standard which plain ASCII identifiers don't even meet is simply not cricket.
Thank you all for letting me get that off my chest, and apologies to Ron for singling him out.
A fair point in this case, and yet there is such a thing as the grandfather clause. Adding something to the language has a much higher bar than merely retaining something (because *removing* something from the language has an even higher bar), so a proposal can't simply say "It's no worse than what we have already" to get acceptance. Impossible standard? A bit unfair. Higher than existing features? Quite possibly has its place.