@bcmills btw you may find my examples listed at #7873 (comment) to be interesting. In at least one place (net/http) we used a different workaround (unicode bullets). Maybe you will be motivated to add your voice to #7873 :)
@bcmills well, we have a lot of instances of this type of list in the stdlib; maybe this bug should be closed? Unless you want to try to make the change across the whole codebase (unlikely to be popular, I imagine).