[Python-Dev] Looking for master thesis ideas involving Python

Brett C. bac at OCF.Berkeley.EDU
Thu Oct 30 21:19:57 EST 2003

Michael Hudson wrote:

> "Brett C." <bac at OCF.Berkeley.EDU> writes:
>>Dennis Allison wrote:
>>>Brett -- 
>>>You might put together a list of all the ideas (maybe even a ranked
>>>and post it as a unit to the list for archival purposes.  Thanks.
>>Way ahead of you, Dennis.  I have already started to come up with a
>>reST doc for writing up all of these suggestions.  It just might be a
>>little while before I get it up since I will need to do some
>>preliminary research on each idea to measure the amount of work they
>>will be.
> Could go on the Python Wiki?

Could.  Let me get it done in reST locally, then I can look at adding it 
to the wiki.

> I take it from your posting of last week that you've thought about
> other ways of implementing exception handling?  I guess a
> non-reference count based GC is a prerequisite for that...

Yeah, I have tossed the exception handling idea around in my head a 
little, but the culmination was what I posted.

And a non-refcount GC would definitely help, even if the exception 
handling wasn't changed.  More places where you could just return NULL 
instead of having to deal with DECREFing objects.


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