before adding elements from the iterable. This change makes the
behavior match ``list.__init__()``.
+* :meth:`object.__init__` previously accepted arbitrary arguments and keyword
+ arguments. In Python 2.6, this is no longer allowed and will result in a
+ :exc:`TypeError`. See issue :issue:`1683368`.
* The :class:`Decimal` constructor now accepts leading and trailing
whitespace when passed a string. Previously it would raise an
:exc:`InvalidOperation` exception. On the other hand, the