[Python-Dev] PEP 561: Distributing and Packaging Type Information

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Thu Oct 26 21:38:45 EDT 2017

On Oct 26, 2017, at 20:03, Guido van Rossum <gvanrossum at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think python-ideas does count here. Many PEPs evolve mostly there.

True, but there was some discussion of this way back when.

The way I remember it was that, while there are many outlets to discuss PEPs (including those pointed to by the optional Discussions-To header), python-dev is the “forum of record”.  This means that python-dev is the only mailing list you *have* to follow if you want to be informed of a PEP’s status in a timely manner.  Thus Post-History is supposed to reflect the history of when the PEP is sent to python-dev.  python-list is included because it’s the primary mailing list followed by people who aren’t developing Python but are still interested in it.

Maybe this needs to be reconsidered here in 2017, but that’s the rationale for the wording of PEP 1.


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