Yes, it requires a PEP -- note that I am not longer the decider, and none of the core devs will want to take responsibility for such a change of heart, so it has to go to the Steering Council. And the easiest way for that is a PEP. 

On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 02:04 Eric V. Smith <> wrote:
On 2/4/2020 4:07 AM, Ben Avrahami wrote:
> Thanks for the reply! Is this really deserving of a PEP? It's such a
> minor change in the language, can't it be resolved as a python issue?
> Out of curiosity, why have you always resisted changing this?

PEP-318 references
And there have been a number of other discussions about it over the
years. I think mostly on python-ideas, if you want to go searching for them.

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