As a reminder, PEP 8001 states:

"November 16th, 2018 to November 30th, 2018 is the official governance PEP review period. We discourage the PEP authors from making major substantive changes during this period, although it is expected that minor tweaks may occur, as the result of this discussion period."

Looking at the commit history, the last change to PEP 8016 was on Nov 15 my timezone, and I'm assuming it was Nov 15 in PEP 8016 authors' timezone too, so I think it was still allowed. There shouldn't be any more major changes going forward though.

I would suggest that PEP 8001 can also say that once voting start (Dec 1), PEPs 801x should be locked and not editable anymore.

On Sun, Nov 18, 2018, 3:17 AM Antoine Pitrou < wrote:

Hello folks,

A couple days ago Nathaniel pushed significant changes to his governance
PEP (PEP 8016).  This means some governance PEPs are apparently still
*not* finalized.  This raises a problem: when can we consider that we
are reading the final version of a proposal (barring wording fixes or
improvements), not some work in progress draft?

Not everyone keeps an eye daily on PEP changes and discussions.  It
would be nice to be able to make one's mind at an idle pace.  But that
requires that PEP authors don't make last-minute changes in an attempt
to gather more support.

In my vote, I may have to devaluate those proposals that keep changing
in the last days before the vote, because it doesn't sound like the
author can be trusted to propose a stable model.


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