TIP 43: How to be a TIP Editor

Author:         Donal K. Fellows <[email protected]>
State:          Draft
Type:           Informative
Vote:           Pending
Created:        07-Jul-2001


This TIP describes some of the rules and guidelines that the TIP Editor uses when accepting TIPs for the first time.


There are some things that are hard rules, which should be obeyed even if it means having to postpone acceptance of the TIP or rewrite it yourself.


I need to write something here about the production of PS and PDF versions of the whole TIP archive, but that side of the code is not yet finished and released.


TIPs do not need to be tightly focussed. Making them so does make them easier to evaluate, but it might also remove the real rationale behind the changes. Instead, it is best that they form a coherent logical entity, since I believe that it is that which makes for a good TIP.

The title, section headings and list item headings must be plain text. This is because there are output formats which are very picky about what is allowed in those sorts of places (PDF bookmarks have especially strict restrictions) and plain text has the virtue of being accepted pretty much everywhere.


This document is placed in the public domain.