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  1. If I understood correctly https://github.com/bitcoin/bips contains a list of change proposals that have been accepted as BIPs by the BIP editor?

  2. Why are some of the numbers missing, for example 0155.mediawiki to 0158.mediawiki?

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  1. If I understood correctly https://github.com/bitcoin/bips contains a list of change proposals that have been accepted as BIPs by the BIP editor?

Correct.

  1. Why are some of the numbers missing, for example 0155.mediawiki to 0158.mediawiki?

They haven't been assigned yet. The BIP editor sometimes chooses to reserve a range of number for BIPs around a common theme. When a BIP is proposed matching that theme, it is given a number from the range. Other BIPs get numbers outside of the range.

  • 2. This is a good idea, but as I see not employed that much. As in some other specs, editors should have used ranges 01xx, 02xx, 03xx... would be better :). – croraf Oct 22 '17 at 9:34
  • Is BIP editor a software or do you mean luke-jr? (serious question) – MCCCS Oct 22 '17 at 13:27
  • It's a person :) – croraf Oct 22 '17 at 17:15
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Because there is no central authority to assign numbers sequentially :)

  • Well there is a BIP editor. – croraf Oct 22 '17 at 9:31
  • Yes there is, the BIP editor assigns numbers. – Pieter Wuille Oct 22 '17 at 9:31

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