Author chris.jerdonek
Recipients Windson Yang, chris.jerdonek, docs@python, nedbat, orlnub123, pablogsal, serhiy.storchaka, steven.daprano, terry.reedy, vstinner, xtreak
Date 2018-11-03.21:49:15
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> In the pydev thread, Guido said "My feeling is that limiting it to strings is fine, but checking those strings for resembling identifiers is pointless and wasteful."

But in a later message, after additional discussion, he acknowledged there could be reasons to change and said, "we needn't rush this."

So if the docs do describe the current implementation, I think it should warn people that this behavior might not be subject to the same backwards compatibility guarantees as other documented behavior.
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