[Python-Dev] SoC AST generation question

Michael Spencer mahs at telcopartners.com
Tue Mar 20 03:41:23 CET 2007

Jay Parlar wrote:
> I'm considering applying to be a student in this year's SoC, and the
> AST code generation in particular looks interesting to me (listed
> here: http://wiki.python.org/moin/CodingProjectIdeas/PythonCore).
> I was wondering a few things:
> 1) Who would most likely mentor this project?
> 2) I've never worked in the core before (but have been using Python as
> my primary language for about 6 years), so I'm wondering if the
> potential mentor thinks it'd even be feasible for me to jump at a
> project like this without prior knowledge.
> I'm interested in this project for two reasons. The first is that I'm
> still trying to pick my PhD thesis, and I'm leaning in the direction
> of automated code generation for embedded systems. I feel like working
> on this project would at least push me one way or another in terms of
> picking. I've done a major code generation tool before, but it was for
> a problem domain I was already an "expert" in, so I didn't develop any
> generic methods.
> Also, I've been wanting to contribute to Python core for awhile now,
> and just haven't had the opportunity to get my feet wet with the code.
> Thanks,
> Jay P.
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FWIW, I've already implemented bytecode generation from AST,
as I reported to this list previously. 

Michael Spencer

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