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[Python-Dev] PEPs from non-core devs now need a sponsor


On Tue, Mar 5, 2019 at 3:36 AM Victor Stinner <vstinner at redhat.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Le mar. 5 mars 2019 ? 02:53, Brett Cannon <brett at snarky.ca> a ?crit :
> > The steering council has implemented a new idea called sponsors to the
> PEP process (...). The thinking is that to help make sure PEPs from
> non-core developers receive appropriate guidance through the PEP process
> (...)
>
> Hum, this isn't fully new, some PEPs already got a "PEP champion" (old
> name), no?
>

Sure. You can consider this just making it a more formal thing then.

-Brett


>
> A recent example is PEP 572 who has been "championed" by Guido van
> Rossum, then by Tim Peters. In this specific case, they became
> co-authors :-)
>
> > ... eventually becoming a co-author or BDFL-delegate later
>
> Nitpick: since Python has no more BDFL, maybe the expression should
> becocme "PEP-delegate"? ;-)
>

That's covered in PEP 1 as to why the name has been kept so far.

-Brett


>
> Victor
> --
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