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

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri Oct 27 00:12:10 EDT 2017

Heh, you're right that was the reasoning. But I think python-list is much
less valuable than python-ideas for PEP authors. So let's change it.

On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 6:38 PM, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:

> 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.
> Cheers,
> -Barry
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