On Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 07:30:01PM -0300, Daniel (ajax) Diniz wrote: -> Even if neither is considered worthy, I'll keep them on my to-do list -> and hope to slowly and hackishly work towards both proposals' goals. -> Barring feedback saying that they're out of scope, stupid and -> downright offensive, I'll post details on each to this thread very -> soon.
Given the relative paucity of core Python GSoC ideas, I think you should go for both of these, *especially* if you have a mentor up front. So, write 'em up, add 'em to the GSoC page, and let's see who we get... If we get good applications for both, then I think we can "fund" both of them.
I do think you should be prepared for pushback from python-dev on any such ideas ;). Don't get too ambitious about writing up *your* way of fixing things, but rather make sure you and the students are prepared to adapt to what people on python-dev think. Mind you, ultimately the people doing the work should make the decisions, but input from python-dev is usually pretty useful even when it's contradictory!