[Python-Dev] [Web-SIG] WSGI is now Python 3-friendly

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Tue Sep 28 07:44:50 CEST 2010

> Well, one of the tradeoffs here is that Informational track allows
> something to grow into a solid standard without also having to pass the
> same level of up-front scrutiny and commitment that a Standards track
> item does.  I rather doubt that either the DBAPI *or* WSGI would've
> passed that scrutiny in early days, and the "free to ignore" part means
> that there's a lot less pushback on the minor points than generally
> occurs with Standards track PEPs.

The downside of an informational PEP is that it is unilateral. The
author can put anything into it, and the community doesn't really
get a voice in deciding on it. It's bad for quality (as I think you
also point out) if the author of a PEP is also the one who pronounces
on it.


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