[Python-Dev] guidelines for contributing to Python

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake@beopen.com
Tue, 25 Jul 2000 01:15:35 -0400 (EDT)

Peter Schneider-Kamp writes:
 > P.S.: I don't like this SHOUTING should, must etc.

  I don't either, but I think I know where it came from.  There's an
IETF RFC that carefully defines these terms as they relate to
standards compliance, and IETF documents use them this way
  I think we should follow the W3C lead on this one: they adopt the
IETF RFC but state that the terms are not specially cased; they are
shown as normal English words.  (I think the RFC doesn't actually
require the capitalization, but I'm not certain offhand.)


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fdrake at beopen.com>
BeOpen PythonLabs Team Member