[python-committers] possible future PEP discussion format [was: Transfer of power]

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Fri Jul 13 14:21:57 EDT 2018

On 07/12/2018 01:27 PM, Raymond Hettinger wrote:

> For the bigger decisions (and there aren't many coming up), I have some
 > suggestions on ways to improve the discussions so that the interested
 > parties can have a more equal say in the outcome and so that the
 > discussions can be more time efficient (it takes too much time to keep-up
 > with long-running, active threads).
> Essentially the idea would be have a wiki/faq editable by all the
 > participants. It would include the key examples, arguments for and against,
 > and rebuttals which can be collected into a current-state-of-the-conversation.
 > This would be somewhat different than the current PEP process because
 > currently PEP authors dominate the conversation and others can get drowned
 > out too easily.  (This idea is modeled on the California Legislative Analyst
 > Voters Guide which summarizes proposals and has statements and rebuttals from
 > both proponents and opponents).

I really like this idea.  I stopped reading the PEP 572 threads once it was painfully obvious that almost all new 
replies were just saying the same things over and over and over...


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