[Python-ideas] META: Is a PEP a good place to record Python's core design decisions and coding principles?

Christopher Barker pythonchb at gmail.com
Sun Mar 24 13:44:51 EDT 2019


This is the glory of open source projects -- if you have a great idea, you
can simply do it:

- Start a document that describes Python's Core design principles
- Put it up somewhere (gitHub would be good) where others can contribute to
- If it becomes a wonderful thing, then propose that it be published
somewhere "official" -- as a meta-PEP or whatever.

(you can do something similar with a package that you may think should be
in the stdlib, or a proposal that you might think should be a PEP, or...)

In short, you don't need approval for an idea ahead of time -- if you
demonstrate its worth, then it may be included later. If not, then maybe it
wasn't a great idea, or it is a great idea that can live on outside the
official project.


On Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 10:33 AM Jonathan Fine <jfine2358 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Guido van Rossum wrote:
>> I think this belongs in a personal blog, not on python-ideas and
>> definitely not in a PEP.
> I don't agree, but I will accept that judgement, as if Guido still had
> BDFL status.
> --
> Jonathan
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