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Author pablogsal
Recipients JNCressey, epaine, eric.smith, pablogsal, terry.reedy
Date 2021-03-24.00:35:25
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> I don't recall if this is really only a "skip leading whitespace" problem, or if there's some other reason they're required.

IIRC, this forces the expression inside to be parsed as an expression. This helps the quite a lot the parser. For instance, detecting a bare **x without grouping is more difficult, even with the old parser. With parentheses it must be an expression so is easier to disambiguate.
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