On Nov 3, 2018, at 8:21 PM, Steven D'Aprano firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
how can I trust that the decision will be one I can be comfortable with - and how do I influence the direction except by participating in the discussions I've been unable to locate?
That's a reasonable question. I wish I had a better answer, but I too have found it exceedingly hard to locate discussions. I know there has been some here, and some on Discourse (which I find hard to navigate, perhaps because of unfamiliarity).
As far as I am aware there is a topic per PEP on discourse that has had discussion mostly related to the specific PEP. I’m not aware of any general “weighing the options” topic on any discussion forum. I think so far it’s mostly just been people asking for refinements or changes to a specific PEP to make it more clear and/or more tolerable to that person.
I think maybe the idea of voting itself has stifled some of the back and forth between options though I could be wrong about that. I’m not sure that I would personally find much benefit in a general thread on the various options. I think understand them well enough and I have my opinions on the suitability of each. I don’t feel like there’s much more to be said that would benefit me. If you (or anyone) feels like a general thread would be useful— then I would encourage you to start one and see what sort of discussion happens.