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Re: Proposed RFC for matrix indexing and slicing

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Jeremy Howard
August 30, 2000 17:20
Re: Proposed RFC for matrix indexing and slicing
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Dan Sugalski wrote:
> At 02:16 PM 8/30/00 -0400, Karl Glazebrook wrote:
> >subgroups should iron out there differences among themselves and come up
> >with a coherent set of proposals.
> >
> >the final decision should not be in the hands of one person.
> Someone ultimately has to make the in or out decision. No one person has
> ultimate control over the whole of perl, but individual pieces are in the
> hands of single people. It's the best way, when the people with the
> responsibility have good material to work with, to get the sort of
> integrity you really need for a coherent product.
My plan for this list is to strongly encourage RFC maintainers to work
together to remove conflicts and incompatibilities from their RFCs. This
will sometimes require retiring a number of RFCs and writing a new
consolidated one.

My hope is that we can have a single set of frozen RFCs in a month's time,
with incompatible or redundant RFCs withdrawn. This is not my expectation,
however. I expect that there will be some issues on which we fail to reach
concensus. I these cases we should be able to identify the key issues we are
at odds about and put them into conflicting RFCs that reference each other.

In the end, I trust Larry to make good in-or-out decisions if we give him
good input. We have a responsibility to try and find the 'right answer'
where there is one, and compromise where it is appropriate.

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