[pypy-dev] Ideas for Student Proposal.
hpk at trillke.net
Mon Jun 19 18:57:19 CEST 2006
On Mon, Jun 19, 2006 at 18:28 +0200, Fabrizio Milo wrote:
> I am an Italian student who will participate in the euro-pypy-sprint.
cool. btw, did you already send a note to pypy-sprint at codespeak.net?
please also state your timeframe and interests there (redundantly).
> Looking for a good idea for a proposal, I saw
> https://codespeak.net/issue/pypy-dev/ and many issues are interesting.
> - https://codespeak.net/issue/pypy-dev/issue87
> - https://codespeak.net/issue/pypy-dev/issue111
> ( or/ and )
> - https://codespeak.net/issue/pypy-dev/issue205
> - https://codespeak.net/issue/pypy-dev/issue224
> The common subject here is "Improving test machinery".
Yes, however, issue224 is more about adding tests for pypy
stackless functionality (needed _this_ week :) while the other three
are about actually improving the underlying test mechanisms mostly
and thus belong to py.test/py library and not primarily to PyPy
(although both are involved).
> What do you think, can issue87 + issue111 be a good base for a proposal?
> Is it required to produce some proof-of-concept?
I'd suggest that you draft at least the contents of issue87,
issue111 (and bits of/integration with issue205) into a proposal
under your proposed headline working title.
You may bounce it to me or to py-dev at codespeak.net (the
py lib / py.test developer mailing list) if you have further
questions. I guess the already known sub tasks would be "adding doctest support"
and "refined error reporting" for py.test ensuring suitability for
PyPy testing purposes (including integrating/helping with
Issue205 - the pypy-c test runs). PyPy adds quite some
custom functionality on top of py.test and it is sometimes
a challenge to design things flexibly enough for it.
> Are there other ideas in the community not listed in that page?
Related to testing there is the issue of distributing tests
across many machines (using py.execnet as an ad-hoc networking
mechanism if you ask me). I see this as a rather separate
topic from the other three, though. But there is nothing
keeping you from adding another proposal after
you finished your first :)
> I am a good programmer ( I am a the end of a Computer Science Master
> course in Rome )
> so don't let me escape from helping this wonderful project :)
We will do our best :)
Summary: it's best if you look around some more, ask questions
and draft a proposal and let me or better py-dev review it.
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