[Python-Dev] PEP czar for PEP 3144?

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Tue Feb 21 01:26:04 CET 2012

Nick Coghlan wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 11:55 PM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
>> On Mon, 20 Feb 2012 23:23:13 +1000
>> Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Does anyone object to me naming myself PEP czar for PEP 3144?
>> “Tsar is a title used to designate certain European Slavic monarchs or
>> supreme rulers.”
>> Is this our official word?
> PEP czar/tsar and BDFOP (Benevolent Dictator for One PEP) are the two
> names I've seen for the role. I don't have a strong preference either
> way (just a mild preference for 'czar').

Also, "Czar" is commonly used in US politics as an informal term for the top 
official responsible for an area. "Drug Czar" is only the most familiar:



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