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[Python-Dev] [PEP 576/580] Comparing PEP 576 and 580


On Wed, 1 Aug 2018 09:05:52 -0700
Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 1 Aug 2018 at 07:47 Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
> 
> > On 8/1/2018 6:17 AM, Jeroen Demeyer wrote:  
> > > On 2018-07-31 11:12, INADA Naoki wrote:  
> > >> Any PEP won't be accepted in few month, because we don't have flow to
> > >> accept PEPs for now.  
> > >
> > > Is that certain? I haven't been following the process discussions, so
> > > I'm just asking the question. For example, given that you are already
> > > looking at PEP 580, would it be possible for you to handle PEP 580 as
> > > official BDFL-Delegate (even if there is no BDFL)?  
> >
> > I think this would be a reasonable thing to discuss either here or on
> > the committers list or both.
> >  
> 
> If there was an absolute certainty of who the BDFL delegate would be then
> we might be able to not wait, but without that I don't know if enough core
> devs will feel comfortable choosing one right now.

We could proceed by consensus: the PEP author publicly proposes a PEP
delegate, and if no core developer opposes, that person is officially
accepted as delegate.

Often PEP authors have a pretty good idea of who can be a delegate for
a PEP.  This is especially true on specialized topics which only a
couple core devs are interested in discussing actively.

Regards

Antoine.