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Author rhettinger
Recipients Arfrever, bob.ippolito, ezio.melotti, pitrou, r.david.murray, rhettinger, serhiy.storchaka
Date 2013-09-01.06:46:52
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-1 Once the positional arguments are in the wild, you can't take them away without breaking a lot of code. 

This code was available as a third-party module prior to inclusion in Python and had many happy users.  If the positional arguments had been a sticking point, it would have been known long ago.

The time to express these concerns is when a module is being added.  Afterwards, the API churn just isn't worth it.  We don't want to create more obstacles to upgrading or converting from Python 2.
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