[python-committers] A different way to focus discussions

Victor Stinner vstinner at redhat.com
Thu Jun 28 07:04:11 EDT 2018

It seems like the PEP 572 discussions restarted on python-dev mailing
list with more than 100 emails in one week.

Stupid idea: we created a mailing list just to fix os.random(): PEP
522 and PEP 524, whereas these discussions were not the ones with the
most emails. Why not creating a new pep572 mailing list for the ones
who don't want to follow PEP 572 discussions?

A dedicated mailing list may help to discuss subtopics by opening new threads.

*Maybe* discussions would be more constructive on a dedicated mailing
list with less traffic and narrower audience?


2018-05-19 0:25 GMT+02:00 Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org>:
> Discussing PEPs on python-dev and python-ideas is clearly not scalable any
> more. (Even python-committers probably doesn't scale too well. :-)
> I wonder if it would make sense to require that for each PEP a new GitHub
> *repo* be created whose contents would just be a draft PEP and whose issue
> tracker and PR manager would be used to debate the PEP and propose specific
> changes.
> This way the discussion is still public: when the PEP-specific repo is
> created the author(s) can notify python-ideas, and when they are closer to
> submitting they can notify python-dev, but the discussion doesn't attract
> uninformed outsiders as much as python-{dev,ideas} discussions do, and it's
> much easier for outsiders who want to learn more about the proposal to find
> all relevant discussion.
> PEP authors may also choose to use a different repo hosting site, e.g.
> Bitbucket or GitLab. We can provide a script that allows checking the
> formatting of the PEP easily (basically pep2html.py from the peps repo).
> Using a separate repo per PEP has the advantage that people interested in a
> topic can subscribe to all traffic in that repo -- if we were to use the
> tracker of the peps repo you would have to subscribe to all peps traffic.
> Thoughts? (We can dogfood this proposal too, if there's interest. :-)
> --
> --Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)
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