[Python-ideas] JS’ governance model is worth inspecting

Ryan Gonzalez rymg19 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 21 11:54:40 EDT 2018

This feels a bit like apples and oranges.

Babel's primary purpose is transpiling to run on older browsers, which
isn't that much of an issue with Python. It's also complicated a bit by the
large number of implementations that *must* be developed in sync, again due
to running in user's browsers.

On Fri, Sep 21, 2018, 6:25 AM James Lu <jamtlu at gmail.com> wrote:

> JS’ decisions are made by a body known as TC39, a fairly/very small group
> of JS implementers.
> First, JS has an easy and widely supported way to modify the language for
> yourself: Babel. Babel transpires your JS to older JS, which is then run.
> You can publish your language modification on the JS package manager, npm.
> When a feature is being considered for inclusion in mainline JS, the
> proposal must first gain a champion (represented by 🚀)that is a member of
> TC-39. The guidelines say that the proposal’s features should already have
> found use in the community. Then it moves through three stages, and the
> champion must think the proposal is ready for the next stage before it can
> move on. I’m hazy on what the criterion for each of the three stages is.
> The fourth stage is approved.
> I believe the global TC39 committee meets regularly in person, and at
> those meetings, proposals can advance stages- these meetings are frequent
> enough for the process to be fast and slow enough that people can have the
> time to try out a feature before it becomes main line JS. Meeting notes are
> made public.
> The language and its future features are discussed on ESDiscuss.org, which
> is surprisingly filled with quality and respectful discussion, largely from
> experts in the JavaScript language.
> I’m fairly hazy on the details, this is just the summary off the top of my
> head.
>> I’m not saying this should be Python’s governance model, just to keep JS’
> in mind.
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