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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>The pep has been through several rounds of public comment on
comp.lang.python. <span style='mso-spacerun:yes'>&nbsp;</span>As a result, the
proposal has evolved away from several methods called iter_backwards() and into
a simple builtin function called reversed().<span
style='mso-spacerun:yes'>&nbsp; </span>Other simplifications emerged as
well.<span style='mso-spacerun:yes'>&nbsp; </span>The improved pep is at:<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><a
href="http://www.python.org/sf/pep-0322.html">www.python.org/sf/pep-0322.html</a><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>Thanks to many posts by Alex, the only issue of significance
is avoiding having a new builtin. My strong feeling is that the essential simplicity
and utility of the function would be lost if it got tucked away in some other
namespace. <span style='mso-spacerun:yes'>&nbsp;</span>The flipside is our
common desire to keep the builtin namespace as compact as possible.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>So, I would like to solicit your thoughts and judgments on
whether the PEP merits a new builtin.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>The proposal and remaining issue are both so simply stated
that it was difficult to keep the newsgroup discussion focused. <span
style='mso-spacerun:yes'>&nbsp;</span>The posts immediately veered towards developing
exotic ways to attach the function to other namespaces.<span
style='mso-spacerun:yes'>&nbsp; </span>Instead of repeating that discussion,
hopefully we can just decide whether to accept the pep.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>Thank you,<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

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font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

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font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>Raymond Hettinger<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

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