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Author Ivan.Pozdeev
Recipients Antony.Lee, Ivan.Pozdeev, barry, brett.cannon, christian.heimes, eric.smith, eric.snow, ethan smith, mhammond, ncoghlan, pitrou, takluyver, terry.reedy
Date 2018-10-26.15:48:53
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The primary motivation behind the suggestion seems to be the fact that the feature is abused.

However, the documentation has no info whatsoever on what is the intended use -- thus what constitutes abuse. Without that, the accusations are kind of baseless -- how can we blame package authors for having to figure it out for themselves?

I've made a PR with the corresponding note.
Since the discussion has revealed a number of valid use cases for the feature for which there are no adequate alternatives currently, I hope it will diminish the discontent and be grounds to incite package authors to remove unnecessary logic from there.
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