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Ted Ashton
August 3, 2000 12:55
Re: RFCs: two proposals for change
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Thus it was written in the epistle of Nathan Torkington,
> We have two suggestions on the table:
>  1) Rename RFCs to PCRs. (Perl Change Requests).
>  2) Add a Status: metainfo field.
> I don't want votes on them yet, I want to make sure they're viable
> and sensible changes.  My thoughts:
>  1) I'm loathe to make unnecessary changes.  RFCs are requests for
>     comment.  I understand the confusion between the Internet RFCs
>     which are nominally standards, but these are Perl RFCs not
>     Internet RFCs.  Is this really such a big deal that we need to
>     invalidate everything we've already written that mentions "RFC"?

Internet RFCs are like PCRs in that they started as Request For Comments and
gradually, as they gathered comments and were honed becames standards.  I'd
vote for the change to PCR, though, to avoid confusion.

Ted Ashton (, Info Sys, Southern Adventist University
I had a feeling once about Mathematics - that I saw it all. Depth beyond
depth was revealed to me - the Byss and Abyss. I saw - as one might see the
transit of Venus or even the Lord Mayor's Show - a quantity passing through
infinity and changing its sign from plus to minus. I saw exactly why it
happened and why the tergiversation was inevitable but it was after dinner
and I let it go.
                                -- Churchill, [Sir] Winston Spencer (1874-1965)
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