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

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Mon Apr 24 00:06:58 EDT 2017

+1. I have full confidence that Inada-san will be a trustworthy delegate
for these PEPs.


On Sun, Apr 23, 2017 at 9:00 PM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> available).
> 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
> them
> - 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.
> Cheers,
> Nick.
> --
> Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia
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