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Re: Likely a good frog project for someone with C knowledge

From: Ian Hulin
Subject: Re: Likely a good frog project for someone with C knowledge
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2011 14:32:23 +0100
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On 17/08/11 07:41, Graham Percival wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 11:14:35PM -0300, Han-Wen Nienhuys wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 7:17 PM, David Kastrup <address@hidden>
>> wrote:
>>> So what does relying on undefined behavior buy us apart from
>>> the inability to debug type errors?
>> It buys us time to work on more interesting and more valuable
>> improvements.
> By amazing coincidence, we have a potential Frog (I heard about her
> about 24 hours ago) for whom this task is absolutely ideal. She has
> experience with lilypond, scheme, C++, and assorted other 
> languages.  She even has a mentor!
> I'm not suggesting that a major developer take the time to clean up
> these things, but this seems like a fantastic way for her to "get
> her feet wet" with the scheme/macro/C++ stuff -- and my vague 
> impression is that this is one area that contributors find the most
> confusing.  I've heard both scheme people and C++ people complain
> that they can work on either scheme or C++, but as soon as a bug
> touches both areas they give up.  If she works on this, asks
> questions about stuff she doesn't understand, and we add the 
> clarifications to the CG, I think this will be a great initial Frog
> project.
> Cheers, - Graham

Cheers Ian

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