[Python-Dev] GSoC student introduction and sandbox commit privileges request

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Wed Apr 23 02:02:49 CEST 2008

On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 4:35 PM, Rodrigo Bernardo Pimentel
<rbp at isnomore.net> wrote:
> Hi there,
>  I've just been accepted into this year's Google Summer of Code, to work for
>  the Python Software Foundation on 2to3. My project is to give 2to3 fixers
>  the ability to rank how confident they are on each fix, and let users choose
>  to intervene manually whenever that confidence level is below a certain
>  threshold. Among other things, this might allow fixers for situations where
>  the code translation is not always guaranteed to be correct (like % string
>  formatting, which came up recently in another thread). The full proposal is
>  at http://isnomore.net/2to3 .
>  Collin Winter will be my mentor, and I'd like to thank him and Christian
>  Heimes for all the help they gave me in designing the project. I'd also like
>  to thank Martin Löwis, for discussing a project with me which ended up not
>  turning into a proposal, but helped me write the 2to3 one.
>  Finally, I'd like to request commit privileges to work on a sandbox branch,
>  during the Summer of Code.

Isn't this a chance for bzr to shine? With lib2to3 in the 3.0 bzr
branch, can't Rodrigo and the other students who don't have some funky
requirement just use bzr?

>  If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me. I'm
>  really looking forward to working on this project!

Thanks for contributing!


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