[Python-Dev] Tidying up the Meta-PEP and Other Informational PEP sections of PEP 0

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Wed Jan 19 19:40:44 CET 2011

On Jan 19, 2011, at 12:16 AM, Nick Coghlan wrote:

>For the release schedule PEPs it means "done and dusted" (similar to
>the meaning for ordinary PEPs). For the API standardisation PEPs (like
>WSGI) it instead means the spec has been locked down and any changes
>will require a new PEP. This caused a problem for the PEP 0 generator,
>since the former kind of PEP should be moved to the new historical
>section, while the latter kind should remain up top.
>Would anyone object if I switched all the API definition PEPs to the
>"Active" state? PEP 1 indicates that is the appropriate state for
>reference PEPs that are never truly "finished" (in the sense of code
>being implemented and committed to the source control system).

Perhaps we need a new type for API PEPs instead?

Type: API
Type: Consensus


If not, then I'd rather come up with a different status to describe an API PEP
that has been locked down.  Re-using Active doesn't seem right to me.

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