The new proposal was promised for C++23. I don’t think proposals for that version have started coming in yet.
The authors of P2021 and P1496 have a consensus, the NB comment is withdrawn, a paper will be forwarded for C++23.
I haven’t been successful contacting Alan Talbot, the primary author, by email.
In the end, this is a useful change, and we’ve outlined why in the PEP. It’s reassuring to know that others came to a similar conclusion independently. I can’t guess how the politics of C++ will go. But Python’s change may influence other languages and libraries.
On the contrary, C++23 is effectively feature-complete and accepts no more changes that aren’t already in-flight. Edit: better paper to demonstrate the congestion for C++23, especially on the library side.
As I wrote above, this was not a judgement on the merit of the PEP for Python.