[Doc-SIG] Docstring markup process
Barry A. Warsaw
Mon, 12 Mar 2001 16:37:01 -0500
>>>>> "TJI" == Tony J Ibbs <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
TJI> I have printed out PEP 1, and notice that it seems to say
TJI> that only someone with access to the python-dev list can
TJI> propose a PEP (or rather, it heavily implies that generation
TJI> of the PEP happen there).
No. PEPs can be written and proposed by anybody. Discussion on
python-dev and/or python-list is encouraged to see if the idea is
actually PEP-able. Remember that anybody can post to python-dev. If
you're not a member, you get the added "convenience" of being able to
read the list only via the web archives. python-list should be
sufficient for all the initial discussion on a PEP though.
I'd wager that successful shepherding of a PEP through to acceptance
is probably a good way to earn the brownie points needed to be
welcomed onto python-dev (and hence, although not strictly tied, to
TJI> I *know* life can't be that simple, as I'm sure some of the
TJI> existing PEPs have started on other lists. So what is the
TJI> situation? Does one just put something together and send it
TJI> to Barry Warsaw with some plausible excuse?
Actually, you should write a draft (using the style described in PEP 1
and looking at existing examples), and post it to python-list and/or
python-dev. If there's general consensus that the idea is appropriate
for PEP status, send me the latest version of the draft and I'll
assign it a number. I'll make the necessary changes to PEP 0 and, if
you don't have checkin permissions, I'll check in your initial draft.