[Python-Dev] Significance of informational PEPs
Thu, 18 Apr 2002 13:20:30 -0400
>>>>> "AMK" == Andrew Kuchling <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
AMK> + Informational PEPs do not represent a Python community
AMK> + consensus or recommendation, so users and implementors are free
AMK> + to ignore informational PEPs or follow their advice.
AMK> If people disagree about this view of informational PEPs as
AMK> purely advisory, please speak up now so we can discuss this
This seems to match informational RFCs pretty well. It might be
interesting to see what the IETF says about informational RFCs.
I might word the disclaimer a little less strongly: "Informational
PEPs do not necessarily represent a Python community consensus or
recommendation." For things like the DB-API, I think there is fairly
broad consensus. Rather than claiming there isn't, an informational
PEP could just say what its status is.