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[Guido]
> Why was task management ever added?

Raymond published a "joinable" queue class as a recipe here:

http://code.activestate.com/recipes/475160-taskqueue/

and later folded it into the standard Python queue.  So the usual answer applies:  "it was easy to add and sometimes useful, so it seemed like a good idea at the time" ;-)
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