On Thu, 15 Nov 2018 at 12:55, M.-A. Lemburg email@example.com wrote:
I find it rather unusual that we are pushed to vote on PEPs which will just have been finished in writing tonight.
Shouldn't people who were not involved in the individual creation processes at least get two weeks to review the final work to make up their mind before entering a voting period ?
That's probably the thing that bothers me most, as well. That and the fact that once I've cast my vote, I can't change it - so I really have to defer voting until the last minute, in case someone comes up with a compelling argument for one proposal that I hadn't thought of.
I made a deliberate choice *not* to get involved in the discussions while the proposals were being prepared, because I find it far too easy to get an impression of a proposal from an early draft and then misjudge the proposal by not updating my views once it's updated. I don't want to do that with this decision, as it's pretty important (!) and so I've held off reading any of the proposals until they are announced as final. And yet, it looks like once they are announced, there's a possibility that people will start voting and then excuse themselves from discussion (because once you've voted, there's no point discussing any further). I can read them, but may not have anyone to discuss them with once I've done so... That doesn't sound like an ideal way of reaching consensus.
Having said all that, it's not like the decision making process will be changed at this point, so I think that we're going to have to accept it, flaws and all, as it stands.