[Python-ideas] An etherpad for every idea

Bruce Leban bruce at leapyear.org
Thu Jan 12 17:57:56 CET 2012

On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 5:05 AM, julien tayon <julien at tayon.net> wrote:

> Maybe python-ideas should only accept ideas in the form a link to a
> PEP draft and people would have to maintain there draft as long as it
> is not accepted.
> http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0001/

Seems like you didn't read PEP 1 carefully enough:

"Vetting an idea publicly before going as far as writing a PEP is meant to
save the potential author time. Many ideas have been brought forward for
changing Python that have been rejected for various reasons...."

Asking people to write a PEP before discussing ideas would stifle
discussion and innovation.

> By not adding a PEP draft that is not accepted in a documentation
> database, we achieve one of the very first goal of a documentation
> database which is lowering the Noise Signal Ratio.

python-ideas is not a documentation database. It's a discussion list.

--- Bruce
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