Well, I've made my best pitch for the way I'd like to see things, so
there isnt much more to say.
After all *one* of the constraints to language changes is that I must
find the time to implement them...
Implementing this change to the "language" would only involve taking out
code to handle the special cases. But if that breaks lots of code (a
significant part of the "language" no doubt), it would be better to fix
the code first to use the new convention as time permits and only then
change the language.