Voting process for PEP 308 (was: PEP 308: Alternative conditional operator forms)

Erik Max Francis max at
Fri Feb 14 00:05:15 CET 2003

"Anders J. Munch" wrote:

> * We set up a list of 5-10 candidates (including "no change").
>   Say we name them A, B, C..
> * Voters give a ranking of as many of these as they care to.
>   Say as a comma-separated list of letters in a follow-up post.

Usenet news is not a very reliable media, so any poll should be
conducted by sending email to an address that the votetaker sets up. 
Furthermore, having the results of the votes public is paramount to
ensure integrity, but having the _progress_ of the vote public (that is,
everybody gets to see everybody else's votes as they are made) tends to
greater polarization, rather than a truer indication of what people
really want.

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