[Python-Dev] proposed amendments to PEP 1

Aahz aahz@pythoncraft.com
Mon, 28 Apr 2003 20:57:50 -0400

On Mon, Apr 28, 2003, Raymond Hettinger wrote:
> From these proposals and the annoucement earlier this week,
> I sense a desire to have fewer peps and to more rapidly get
> them out of the draft status.

There's some truth to that.  OTOH, until the BDFL declares something to
be an ex-PEP, I don't think BDFL rejection of a PEP means that it is
forever dead -- it just requires substantial revision to resurrect it.
The point of PEPs is to prevent rehashing of old subjects in the same
way, not to prevent new ideas from restarting discussions.
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