[Python-Dev] Core projects for Summer of Code

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Thu Mar 19 01:04:08 CET 2009

Arc Riley wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 5:59 PM, Maciej Fijalkowski <fijall at gmail.com
> <mailto:fijall at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     I think we need to ask first guys who spend their live maintaining
>     libraries instead of just proposing "let's make some poor student port
>     it to py3k", but I might be just wrong, I don't know.
> I agree.  Part of Summer of Code is about getting students involved so
> they stick around, and heck my second SoC student is still with our
> project as the #2 committer, but he's an exception.
> Also, we need the projects involved to want the tasks done by a
> student.  As a project maintainer I wouldn't want an intern being the
> most familiar person with our Py3 migration, I'd rather students stick
> with new features or optimization and coordinate the migration process
> as a group-wide effort.
> I added the 2to3 improvement idea to the list, a good start :-)  We need
> a couple more at least.
> If a 3to2 tool (for backporting Py3 code to Py2, so projects can develop
> primarily in Py3?) is something that's wanted, who would be a good
> mentor for it?
We also need projects for people who may want to do some coding and then
just walk away - the SoC experience might teach them that programming
isn't for them ;-)

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