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> The reason is that people might rely on exact output and it's not nice to break their code in a bugfix release.

This code has a very bad smell. Between supporting people who did that and teaching them a lesson I choose the latter, but I bet the situation like you describe either didn't exist or easily fixable on their side. If it's not fixable, then there is always a virtualenv and previous versions. That's about sympathy.

Now about technical side of conservative development. There is no promise of binary compatibility for pretty-printed data. Python never made pretty-prints a serialization format. If you insist that people rely on this behavior, let's document it, because at least on this tracker there are already two people who have questions about that.
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