Hello, just posting on behalf of the NFA team. We were wondering if there is more documentation or guidance on picking the ERC number. We read EIP-1 and it says it’s picked by us but wanted to see if there is specific rules we should follow on the number.
EIP/ERC editors assign the EIP/ERC number. Generally it is the (first) PR number.
Number gaming (e.g. creating issues/PRs to increase the number) will likely result in a different number being assigned.
Once the EIP is ready for the repository, the EIP editor will:
- Assign an EIP number (generally the PR number, but the decision is with the editors)
I wish this was cleaner. We’re on 6 thousand something now and there are actually less than 600 EIPs. From my team we’ve proposed 5 EIPs and it would be much easier to remember (and maybe even consecutive) if they weren’t 4 digits each.
It’s small annoyance, but annoyance nevertheless.
There have been discussions previously of selling unused EIP numbers.
In my opinion, only a few EIP/ERC #s have strong name recognition: ERC20, ERC721, EIP1559, EIP4844, some of which are 4 digit #s.