It's really neat to watch skilled project managers step up to the podium and in a few paragraphs walk through what's happened, what the options are, why he/she is choosing a specific option, and then examine the process through which they arrived at that option and suggest ways of fixing the process itself. I like projects like this.
Anyhow, Guido has written up his thoughts on the J2 proposal and seems like they're sticking with the @ proposal. I'm not sure what that means. I look forward to diving into Dive into Python and catch up on some of the language features I'm really missing out on. It'd help my projects out a bunch.