[Python-Dev] PEP 12 updated with templates for header fields and sections

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Fri Mar 8 13:20:52 EST 2019

This is all OT for this thread. If you would like to start a new discussion
about changing the PEP process so discussion threads are tracked more
thoroughly then please do.

On Fri, Mar 8, 2019 at 12:29 AM Victor Stinner <vstinner at redhat.com> wrote:

> Hi Brett,
> I like to see discussions where a PEP has been discussed. There is
> the "Post History" just gives dates. The problem is that PEPs are
> discussed on 3 mailing lists: python-ideas, python-dev and
> python-committers. Maybe some PEP are now also discussed on
> discuss.python.org.
> Do you have any recommendation to refer to these discussions?
> I would like to suggest to add URLs to the first messages of all
> threads about a PEP... Well... I know that for PEP 572, this list
> would be hard to create and maybe not really useful. Maybe not add
> links to *all* threads, but only the most actives or most "useful"
> threads? The PEP author would be free to decide which threads are
> important or not ;-)
> The status quo (Post History header) is fine, if I really want to find
> these discussions, I'm able to find them from dates :-)
> Victor
> Le ven. 8 mars 2019 à 01:42, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> a écrit :
> >
> > https://github.com/python/peps/blob/master/pep-0012.rst now has a
> complete list of header fields along with format clues for easier
> copy-and-paste use in creating a new PEP. There is also a section template
> with one-liner explanations for what each section is for so people don't
> accidentally leave anything out. They are not in a single, unified template
> to copy to partially make sure people actually read the PEP before they
> start writing. :)
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