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A reference to a (non-existent) ERC715 popped up in a SE question and this made me wonder if there is a rationale behind the EIP numbering (based on the eip1, draft are included in the eip process and therefore should have a ref number, then where are the missing ones - eip4 for instance) ?

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Based on the EIP-1, the EIP number is assigned from the PR number on the ethereum repo or can be the Issue number (at the editor discretion, it looks like the latest option is followed nowadays).

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    I think that it is actually the EIP editor who assigns the EIP number, not the EIP author. Quoting from EIP-1: 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). Commented Apr 28, 2022 at 10:19
  • oh, good catch - edited Commented Apr 28, 2022 at 18:43

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