[Python-Dev] Re: [Python-checkins] CVS: python/nondist/peps pep-0000.txt,1.15,1.16

Barry A. Warsaw bwarsaw@beopen.com
Mon, 31 Jul 2000 12:56:03 -0400 (EDT)

>>>>> "JH" == Jeremy Hylton <jeremy@beopen.com> writes:

    JH> A couple of suggestions on assigning PEP numbers:

    JH> Let's require at least an abstract before we assign a number.
    JH> We've got a bunch of PEPs that have been assigned and never
    JH> touched; all they've got is a title and a name.  If we have an
    JH> abstract, non-experts and non-channelers have a better chance
    JH> of figuring out what the PEP is.

    JH> We might also think about a deadline or time limit.  If a PEP
    JH> has no activity for N days (90?), it is automatically changed
    JH> to status deferred.  After it has been deferred, we can assign
    JH> it to a new author.

    JH> There's not much point in making a big list of topics that
    JH> people would like to write about some day if they get the
    JH> time.  It looks like we now have seven PEPs with only a name
    JH> and title.

Strongly agree, and will follow these guidelines in the future.  Can
you add these to PEP 1?