[Python-Dev] PEP for adding an sq_index slot so that any object, a or b, can be used in X[a:b] notation

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Thu Feb 9 23:01:42 CET 2006

On 2/9/06, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-02-09 at 11:30 -0800, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > In the past, the protocol for aqcuiring a PEP number has been to ask
> > the PEP coordinators (Barry Warsaw and David Goodger) to assign one. I
> > believe that we could simplify this protocol to avoid necessary
> > involvement of the PEP coordinators; all that is needed is someone
> > with checkin privileges. I propose the following protocol:
> [omitted]
> In general, this is probably fine.  Occasionally we reserve a PEP number
> for something special, or for a pre-request, but I think both are pretty
> rare.  And because of svn and the commit messages we can at least catch
> those fairly quickly and fix them.  Maybe we can add known reserved
> numbers to PEP 0 so they aren't taken accidentally.
> What I'm actually more concerned about is that we (really David) often
> review PEPs and reject first submissions on several grounds.  I must say
> that David's done such a good job at keeping the quality of PEPs high
> that I'm leery of interfering with that.  OTOH, perhaps those with
> commit privileges should be expected to produce high quality PEPs on the
> first draft.
> Maybe we can amend your rules to those people who both have commit
> privileges and have successfully submitted a PEP before.  PEP virgins
> should go through the normal process.

Sounds reasonable to me.  Then again I don't think I would ever
attempt to get a PEP accepted without at least a single pass over by
python-dev or c.l.py .  But making it simpler definitely would be nice
when you can already check in yourself.


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