OTP development, was Re: Gaga about bifs

Garry Hodgson garry@REDACTED
Sat Apr 12 02:15:58 CEST 2003

Matthias Lang <matthias@REDACTED> wrote:

> It'd really make my day if someone I've never heard of before turned
> up on the mailing list and said "I've implemented an SS7 stack using
> the bit syntax, it's available at ftp.wherever.net". I realise that's
> unlikely, so I'll settle for falling off my chair the day someone
> _starts_ a discussion about altering the language (replacing records,
> adding a type checker, reorganising all the libraries) by providing a
> prototype implementation of their latest and greatest idea*.

has anyone thought about a process like the PEP process
used by python?  it is described in detail at
http://www.python.org/peps/pep-0001.html ,
but briefly:

What is a PEP?

      PEP stands for Python Enhancement Proposal.  A PEP is a design
      document providing information to the Python community, or
      describing a new feature for Python.  The PEP should provide a
      concise technical specification of the feature and a rationale for
      the feature.

      We intend PEPs to be the primary mechanisms for proposing new
      features, for collecting community input on an issue, and for
      documenting the design decisions that have gone into Python.  The
      PEP author is responsible for building consensus within the
      community and documenting dissenting opinions.

it seems to have worked out pretty well so far.

Garry Hodgson, Senior Hacker, AT&T Labs

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