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Re: GNU is looking for Google Summer of Code Projects

From: Rocky Bernstein
Subject: Re: GNU is looking for Google Summer of Code Projects
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 19:07:23 -0400

On Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 5:45 PM Andrea Corallo <address@hidden> wrote:
Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> Do we really need some dedicated low level object?
> I don't know what you mean, sorry.
>> This should be all overhead that disappears with compilation anyway.
> I get the impression that you were referring to the part where I talked
> about the "object description" for the runtime system.  Compilation is
> of no help here.  It's already all happening in C code.
> Maybe rewriting in a language with a bit more introspection might make
> an "object description" more-or-less readily available (maybe the
> Remacs work might qualify), but we'd still need to connect that with
> a GC and with pdump etc...

Ops I now understand, we are talking about 4 different problems:

1 source location going through the compilation pipeline
2 debug information into bytecode to debug

The above two I think a summer student could do. 
Clarification of item 2. There is reporting location information especially in traceback information on an error, which I suppose could be considered "to debug". 

3 autogenerate GC and pdumper code from obj description
4 GC

Clear to me thanks.



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