Earlier this month, I applied to the Mono Project (and the University of Washington, and Ubuntu, and Debian, and The Perl Foundation) requesting a mentor to get Perl6 hosted on the DLR.
Last Tuesday, Miguel contacted me and asked that I chat with Michael Hutchinson about possibly taking up a different project. It seems that the group did not have any mentors who felt comfortable mentoring the Perl6 project. After a bit of consideration, I agreed to modify my application and take up a project to revive the regular expression compiler from 2.2.
Today, the project was officially accepted, and I met with my mentor for the first time (hi Rodrigo!).
Although the GSoC doesn’t officially get started until 5/24, I’m making a git-svn checkout now. I’ve always committed the code directly to svn, but I’ve enjoyed working with git, and it seems about time to start contributing via git-svn. It will be easier to have local branches this way, too.
Anyway, I’m looking forward to it ;)
2 responses to “GSoC 2010”
Are you going to use automata theories? I ask, because, if there is one area where Perl is bad, it is for regexes! See: http://swtch.com/~rsc/regexp/regexp1.html (take attention to the different time scales in the graphs in there).
I dunno. Maybe ;) I should really read something about implementing regex compilers or something before GSoC officially starts, huh?