[Python-Dev] a suggestion ... Re: PEP 383 (again)

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Thu Apr 30 18:35:25 CEST 2009

On 04:07 pm, martin at v.loewis.de wrote:
>>Martin, if you're going to stick with the half-surrogate trick, would
>>you mind adding a section to the PEP on "alternate encoding 
>>explaining why the NULL method was not selected?
>In the PEP process, it isn't my job to criticize competing proposals.
>Instead, proponents of competing proposals should write alternative
>PEPs, which then get criticized on their own. As the PEP author, I 
>have to collect the objections to the PEP in the PEP, which I did;
>I'm not convinced that I would have to also collect all alternative
>proposals that people come up with in the PEP (except when they are in
>fact amendments that I accept).

Fair enough.  I have probably misunderstood the process.  I dimly 
recalled reading some PEPs which addressed alternate approaches in this 
way and I thought it was part of the process.

Anyway, congratulations on getting the PEP accepted, good luck with the 
implementation.  Thanks for addressing my question.

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