[Python-Dev] SoC AST generation question
brett at python.org
Tue Mar 20 04:25:39 CET 2007
On 3/19/07, Michael Spencer <mahs at telcopartners.com> wrote:
> 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.
But the idea being put forth is to use the built-in AST compiler
directly, not for an external library like yours, Michael.
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