[pypy-svn] r24376 - pypy/extradoc/sprintinfo/pycon06

mwh at codespeak.net mwh at codespeak.net
Wed Mar 15 10:47:36 CET 2006


Author: mwh
Date: Wed Mar 15 10:47:35 2006
New Revision: 24376

Modified:
   pypy/extradoc/sprintinfo/pycon06/sprint-report.txt
Log:
small language + fact fixes


Modified: pypy/extradoc/sprintinfo/pycon06/sprint-report.txt
==============================================================================
--- pypy/extradoc/sprintinfo/pycon06/sprint-report.txt	(original)
+++ pypy/extradoc/sprintinfo/pycon06/sprint-report.txt	Wed Mar 15 10:47:35 2006
@@ -13,41 +13,37 @@
 planning session, where we divided up into pairs or threes and decided
 what we'd be working on for the rest of the day.
 
-This plan went out the window fairly quickly though, for a variety of
-reasons... (?)
-
 Armin and three PyPy newcomers -- Mick, Gene and Joshua -- dived into
-the ever popular rctypes. They made annotation work for all ctypes
-types and cleaned up bits and pieces. Along the way, they also started
-implementing a new registry mechanism for external functions, aiming
-at getting rid of the approximately 42 steps required to add a new
-external function.
+the ever popular rctypes. They worked on annotation for all ctypes
+types. This turned out to involve implementing a new registry
+mechanism for external functions, which also will let us eliminate
+some of the approximately 42 steps required to add a new external
+function.
 
 The two Canadian newcomers -- Stuart and Martin -- got introduced to
-PyPy by Arre, implementing the new 2.5 builtins any() and all().
-They proceeded with implementing conditional expressions which 
-despite some parser/compiler hairyness apparently went quite
-smoothly.
-
-Anders L. and George took a tour the logic programming facilities in
-PyPy and worked on a Sudoku solver using the computation space. But
-they were slowed down quite a bit by bugs. The code was not checked
-in until after the sprint.
-
-Richard and Pat -- who was hooked on PyPy at the last PyCon sprint --
-hacked the LLVM backend back into shape (it was broken due to ongoing
-work in the GC area). Various compatibility issues with LLVM versions
-were also tackled. 
+PyPy by Arre, implementing the new 2.5 builtins any() and all().  Then
+they went on to implementing conditional expressions which, despite
+some parser/compiler hairiness, apparently went quite smoothly.
+
+Anders L. and George took a tour of the logic programming facilities
+in PyPy and worked on a Sudoku solver using the computation space, but
+they were slowed down quite a bit by bugs. The code was not checked in
+until after the sprint.
+
+Richard and Pat -- who was hooked on PyPy at the Amsterdam sprint back
+in 2003 -- hacked the LLVM backend back into shape (it was broken due
+to ongoing work in the GC area). Various compatibility issues with
+LLVM versions were also tackled.
 
 Samuele and Nik picked up the lately neglected ootypesystem and
 ported PBC tests over from lltypesystem, fixing various loose ends
 like __init__ and keyword arguments support.
 
-Let's not forget the py.lib sub-sprint happening in the same room as
-the PyPy sprint, starring Holger, Jan and Brian. Unfortunately the
-Texas Mystery Disease was making the rounds in the py.lib team, both
-Holger and Brian weren't feeling well, so there was only little
-progress generally improving win32 support of the py.lib.
+We should not forget the py.lib sub-sprint happening in the same room
+as the PyPy sprint, starring Holger, Jan and Brian. Unfortunately the
+Texas Mystery Disease was making the rounds, and both Holger and Brian
+weren't feeling well so there was only a little progress, generally
+improving the py.lib's story on win32.
 
 Day 2
 -----
@@ -65,19 +61,19 @@
 Day 4
 -----
 
-The sprinters who had lasted this long were mostly in shutdown mode
-already, with many of them flying out in the afternoon. There wasn't
-any formal planning meeting. Some code was written anyway. Armin
-worked on SpaceOperation.cleanup; Gene and Armin on rctypes
-specialization; Samuele and Nik on __del__ support for ootypesystem;
-Arre, Anders L. and Stuart on making parser/compiler translatable
-again; and Richard on running LLVM tests with the isolate tool.
-
-Most people left during the afternoon. The remaining handful hung
-out at the hotel pool and were later joined by people from other
-sprints for a beer and pizza happening. The PyCon organizers even
-pointed a wireless router from one of their hotel rooms at the pool,
-for those who couldn't stop sprinting even at 9 pm, lying in a deck
-chair, typing single-handedly since one hand was clasping a beer ...
+The sprinters who had lasted this long were mostly in shutdown mode by
+now, with many of them flying out in the afternoon. There wasn't any
+formal planning meeting. Some code was written anyway: Armin worked on
+SpaceOperation.cleanup; Gene and Armin on rctypes specialization;
+Samuele and Nik on __del__ support for ootypesystem; Arre, Anders
+L. and Stuart on making the parser and compiler translatable again;
+and Richard on running LLVM tests with the isolate tool.
+
+Most people left during the afternoon. The remaining handful hung out
+at the hotel pool and were later joined by people from other sprints
+for a beer and pizza session. The PyCon organizers even pointed a
+wireless router from one of their hotel rooms at the pool, for those
+who couldn't stop sprinting even at 9 pm, lying in a deck chair,
+typing single-handedly since one hand was clasping a beer ...
 
 We'll be back next year!



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