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Formal Question to Steering Council (re recent PEP8 changes)


We've had the requested 24 hour cooling off, and I don't imagine anyone 
is surprised that the situation remains unchanged.  The commit message 
that caused the controversy is still in the PEP repository, and is still 
controversial.  Whether you think it's the best thing since the last 
best thing or the biggest load of bollocks since the last biggest load 
of bollocks is irrelevant.  It's there, it espouses a political stance, 
and by implication the Steering Council support it.

Since explicit is better than implicit :-), I would like to formally ask 
the Steering Council to answer the following questions.

1. Does the Steering Council think political statements have any place 
in the Python repositories?

2. If so, for the avoidance of doubt does the Steering Council support 
the statements in commit 0c6427d? 
(https://github.com/python/peps/commit/0c6427dcec1e98ca0bd46a876a7219ee4a9347f4)

3. If not, what do they intend to do about the above commit?

If the answer to question 1 is a qualified yes or no, both follow-up 
questions apply.

If the answer to question 1 is a prevarication, non-answer or silence, 
people will still draw their own conclusions.  I mention this merely to 
reinforce the idea that these things are still answers as well as 
hostages to fortune.

-- 
Rhodri James *-* Kynesim Ltd