On 22/09/20 6:13 am, Abdur-Rahmaan Janhangeer wrote:
All law projects remain law projects. But we call law projects which has been accepted as law.
I take it you're referring to the fact that (in some places at least) a proposed law is called a "bill" and when accepted becomes an "act".
That's not quite the same thing. The "act" is the defining document of the law, but an accepted PEP is *not* documentation. When a PEP is accepted, the documentation is updated accordingly, and the PEP remains as a historical artifact. What gets implemented and documented doesn't even have to be exactly the same as what is in the PEP.
In this regard, PEPs are actually a bit different from RFCs, which do become defining documents. But that's even more reason not to change their name.