[Python-Dev] Proposing PEP 386 for addition

R. David Murray rdmurray at bitdance.com
Fri Dec 11 04:07:55 CET 2009

On Fri, 11 Dec 2009 01:49:33 +0100, =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Tarek_Ziad=E9?= <ziade.tarek at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 1:14 AM, Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> > I don't see any information in the PEP for alternate proposals that were
> > made during its drafting. It's customary to explain what alternative
> > proposals have been advanced, and give the PEP champion's explanation of
> > why they weren't chosen.
> > This is, of course, in the interests of forestalling further repetition
> > of those same discussions.
> Right, I see what you mean, and I was indeed expecting that some
> people were going to ask things that we already talked about at
> Distutils-SIG.
> My intent if this happens, is to provide very concise answers here,
> that correspond to a summary of what has been said, and if required
> with some links to some relevant mails at Distutils-SIG.

IMO, if you have to answer here, then it should go into the PEP as
Ben suggests.  If I recall correctly, such summaries in PEPs
often link to the relevant discussion threads.


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