On Sat, 9 May 2009 09:36:12 pm Steven D'Aprano wrote:
There's a rather long discussion on the comp.lang.python newsgroup at the moment about that exact question
Er, to be precise, by "at the moment" I actually mean "over the last few days". The thread seems to have more-or-less finished now.
Of course, no Usenet thread is every *completely* finished. Please feel free to resurrect it if you have any good ideas, questions or insight into the issue.