[squeak-dev] Re: Summer(s) of Code 2007/2008

Giovanni Corriga 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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