[Python-Dev] Proposed BDFL Delegate update for PEPs 538 & 540 (assuming UTF-8 for *nix system boundaries)

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Mon Apr 24 00:00:49 EDT 2017

Hi folks (mainly Guido),

Due to constraints on his available time, Barry has decided to step
down as BDFL-Delegate for PEP 538 (my proposal to default to coercing
the legacy C locale to newer UTF-8 based locales when the latter are

After discussion with Barry and Inada-san, Victor and I are now
proposing to invite Naoki Inada to take on the task of being
BDFL-Delegate for both PEP 538 and Victor's related PEP 540, with the
following rationale:

- the two PEPs are sufficiently closely related that Barry, Victor and
I think the same person should be the final decision maker for both of
- with the initial delegation of PEP 538 to Barry, Guido indicated
he'd prefer to delegate the task rather than having to come fully up
to speed on the vagaries of modern *nix locale handling and the
current state of the affected system boundaries in CPython
- Inada-san has already been active in reviewing and commenting on
both proposals
- being based in Japan and working with Japanese text and interfaces,
Inada-san regularly encounters the developer experience problems that
these proposals are intended to help address

Assuming Guido's OK with that proposed delegation, I'll update the
headers on both PEPs accordingly.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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