Author tim.peters
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Date 2019-07-05.21:32:39
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There's "correctness" that matters and "correctness" that's merely pedantic ;-)  CPython has acted the current way for about 15 years (since 2.4 was released), and this is the first time anyone has raised an objection.  That's just not enough harm to justify tossing out well over a decade of "facts on the ground".  Practicality beats purity.

I, of course, have no objection to detecting syntax errors in dead code.  It's the disruptive _way_ that's being done that's objectionable.  I don't have a better way in mind, nor the bandwidth to try to dream one up.  But, at heart, I'd rather it never "get fixed" than get fixed at this cost.
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