Re: [PHP-DEV] [RFC][Discuss] Increase non-syntax runtime-impactingRFC voting threshold to 60%

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September 14, 2017 03:38 nikita.ppv@gmail.com (Nikita Popov)
On Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 4:42 AM, Sara Golemon <pollita@php.net> wrote:

> https://wiki.php.net/rfc/rfc.voting-threshold > > This topic has come up on the mailing list a few times, so I'd like to > formally open the topic for discussion. > > I'm generally pretty liberal when it comes to allowing the PHP > language to evolve and explore its identity, but the truth is a > feature that has 30 people vote against it and 31 people vote in favor > of it is not a mandate by any stretch of the imagination. It's an > opportunity to examine why a divide exists and if we're all being > honest with each other, improve the original idea before it becomes a > maintenance burden. > > Please note the "Open Question". I'm not all that sure 60% is enough > of a mandate either, but I wanted to be conservative in my > conservatism. If folks think 2/3 is more appropriate (and consistent > with syntax changes), I'm happy to change this number before we move > to voting phase. > > -Sara > > Or, as Ze'ev once famously said, "Give the language a rest". >
+1 on this, though I would strongly recommend to use a 2/3 threshold for all RFCs, be they language, library or procedural. We're having this discussion on nearly every single RFC (seriously, even the UUID RFC which is as non-language as these things get had arguments about this) and this would be a good chance to simplify the rules. I would also explicitly note that the voting threshold applies to the primary RFC vote only, while secondary votes are simple majority votes. Nikita
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September 14, 2017 21:24 smalyshev@gmail.com (Stanislav Malyshev)
Hi!

> I would also explicitly note that the voting threshold applies to the > primary RFC vote only, while secondary votes are simple majority votes.
This sounds like a good compromise. -- Stas Malyshev smalyshev@gmail.com