[Python-Dev] Re: PEP Politics

Tim Peters tim@zope.com
Tue, 9 Apr 2002 15:52:34 -0400

>> From my POV, the fact that the BDFL follows the same PEP process
>> as everyone else is a powerful point in favor of stability.

> Even if in practice it causes the peasants to show up at the gates
> armed with pitchforks?

Probably, yes:  nobody pitching a PEP on c.l.py gets off easy.  By the time
someone has posted a few revisions of any PEP, they've been through fire.
You just get more of everything (both pro and con).  Keep that in mind next
time you reject a PEP -- the author went through a minor suburb of hell to
carry it that far.