[squeak-dev] Re: Summer(s) of Code 2007/2008
giovanni at corriga.net
Fri Mar 7 01:25:26 UTC 2008
Andreas Raab ha scritto:
> Klaus D. Witzel wrote:
>> On Wed, 05 Mar 2008 00:38:37 +0100, Andreas Raab wrote:
>>> Klaus D. Witzel wrote:
>>>> I bet one (1.-) CHF that GTK support will not be included in the
>>>> next Squeak release, not counting 3.10, not talking about an
>>>> optional package.
>>> Why does everyone seem so exclusively focused on doing something that
>>> ends up "in the next Squeak release"?
>> Well, hum, I was the one who doubted that? ;-)
> Well, not only. Giovanni explicitly stated that as a "negative
> observation" and I really fail to see what is negative about it. More
> like practical reality given that we're talking about students who are
> (hopefully) doing this to learn something. If it's got a useful outcome
> that's great but the baseline assumption should be that it *won't* end
> up in a Squeak release.
The alternative is having project with limited scope such that even a
student, if (s)he works hard, can finish them during the Summer of Code.
So for example a good project could be "write a bytecode-to-source
decompiler", and not "build a complete compiler"
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