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This goes back to issue400788 and

http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2000-July/005897.html
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2000-August/008385.html

Skip changed it to do something meaningful (more than ten years ago), Mark Hammond complained that it was backwards incompatible, Tim Peters argued that you shouldn't change a function if the documented behavior matches the implementation, and Skip reverted the change and added more documentation to make the actual behavior more explicit.

It may be useless, but it's certainly not broken. In addition, it's very likely that applications of it rely on the very semantics that it has.

In any case, anybody proposing a change should go back and re-read the old threads.
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