[Barry A. Warsaw]
It has been a while since I posted a copy of PEP 1 to the mailing lists and newsgroups.
Thanks for giving me this opportunity. There is a tiny detail that bothers me:
The format of the author entry should be email@example.com (Random J. User) if the email address is included, and just Random J. User if the address is not given.
This makes me jump fifteen years behind (or so, I do not remember times), at the time of the great push so the Internet prefers:
Random J. User firstname.lastname@example.org
It is more reasonable to always give the real name, optionally followed by an email, that to consider that the real name is a mere comment for the email address. Oh, I know some hackers who praise themselves as login names or dream having positronic brains :-), but most of us are humans before anything else!
Could the PEP be reformulated, at least, for leaving the choice opened?