[Foundation] Jep structure

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Tue Jun 5 10:42:32 CDT 2001

Well I emailed webmaster at python.org and I heard back from Guido himself! 
Python doesn't do things in XML, but their PEP format is described here:


I'm in favor of shameless stealing where appropriate, and I'm reading 
over the PEP process with an eye to that right now. :)


Peter Saint-Andre wrote:

> Sounds like a fine idea, once we figure out what goes into a JEEP. :) 
> (And no, I don't accept that whole JEP thing, I think JEEP is much more 
> catchy :P) If you look at the Python PEPs (now there's a good acronym), 
> they are often quite simple, more like a short proposal or many of our 
> draft protocol docs, not nearly as big as an RFC. For all I know the 
> Python dudes are already using a DTD, it might be cool to check (I'll 
> contact them about it). We could probably even use a subset of the 
> DocBook DTD for this (author, abstract, etc.).
> Peter
> eliot landrum wrote:
>> Would there be any interest in creating a simple XML DTD for JEP 
>> documents? Jer and I found an excellent one for RFCs when we were 
>> putting together the IETF draft. Trust me, it saved us a lot of 
>> headache. For submission we just ran a script to convert the XML to a 
>> text file or HTML. The text file follows the RFC standards and looks 
>> great without us bothering with all the little formatting nuances. It 
>> even handles footnotes and such for us. Perhaps we (or I) could put 
>> together a simple one for JEP authors to use? A script could then 
>> output it to the format you've described.
>> Rahul Dave wrote:
>>> Following the Consensus along Peter's document for Jep's and Jig's, 
>>> and the
>>> jeep-jep name change, here's the latest:
>>> http://nareau.dyndns.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/jep/
>>> Could we add this to the agenda for Wed meeting?
>>> See jep-0001.txt especially ..it reflects the new voting structure, 
>>> slightly
>>> expanded from Peters version to allow for acceptance of both the JEP 
>>> itself
>>> as well as the ref implementation by the council.
>>> See jep-0003.txt. Its Jeremie's Proxy accept socket service written 
>>> as a JEP
>>> to illustrate what a JEP looks like.
>>> Rahul(tig)
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