Has there been any suggestion about an EIP status called ‘Withdrawn’?
There’s been discussion about ‘closing’ EIPs if they never enter Final Call or if the do enter Final Call but get rejected, but there doesn’t seem to be a way to remove an EIP from active consideration.
The reason this matters to me is, if one thinks about new entrants to the space, whose best way to learn about what’s going on in a deeply technical way is to read every comment on every EIP, it would be helpful if they could easily identify EIPs that have little or no chance of ever becoming part of the spec (to the extent that there is a spec).
If there was a status called ‘Withdrawn’ the author could, much like moving an EIP to ‘Final Call’ simply move the EIP to ‘Withdrawn.’ The Core Devs then have a bit of an easier path. If they simply ignore the EIP, or speak about it briefly and don’t suggest that the author moves it forward, then hopefully, the author will get the idea that it’s best to move the EIP to withdrawn.
The header of withdrawn EIPs could be colored pink or something to make them obvious.