[Python-ideas] Moving to another forum system where

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 21:30:53 EDT 2018

On Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 11:05 AM James Lu <jamtlu at gmail.com> wrote:
> It would be nice if there was a guide on using Python-ideas and writing PEPs. It would make it less obscure.


On Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 11:17 AM Michael Selik <mike at selik.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 5:57 PM Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
> > For any proposal that actually has currency, this system does work
> The trouble is the ambiguity of knowing what "actually has currency"
> is and how to get it. PEP 1 states, "Following a discussion on
> python-ideas, the proposal should be submitted as a draft PEP via a
> GitHub pull request." However, PEP 1 does not give instruction on how
> to evaluate whether that discussion has been completed satisfactorily.

Fair point. However, if there's enough in an idea that it's worth
pushing forward, and too much for it to just go straight to the issue
tracker or a GitHub PR, someone will usually recommend it at some
point. In borderline cases, the decision of whether it's PEP-worthy or
not generally comes down to "is someone willing to write and shepherd
the PEP" - it's a fair bit of work, and a lot of incoming emails to
deal with.


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