When was extended call syntax introduced?

Edward K. Ream edreamleo at charter.net
Mon Dec 20 16:12:31 CET 2004

Various documentation pages, e.g.
state that the apply function has been deprecated since 2.3.

Can anyone tell me when extended call syntax was actually introduced? 
Neither googling nor brief checks of the 'What's new in Python' or the pep's 
has turned up this information.  Thanks.

Edward K. Ream   email:  edreamleo at charter.net
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