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From Sam Groth <sgr...@yahoo-inc.com.INVALID>
Subject Re: A proposal on the Documentation of the C API
Date Fri, 22 Jan 2016 19:51:47 GMT
As someone who has written extensive Avro C docs (unfortunately mixed with proprietary info),
I think this would be great addition to the Avro project. I don't know if it is enough work
for a summer project though. Adding a specific value interface similar to Java or C++'s specific
record interface or adding an rpc interface would be a nice addition to the C interface. Maybe
you could consider writing docs and implementing one of these? A specific value interface
would be more useful for me, but the rpc interface could be more useful for others. I'm not
sure what GSOC reviewers will look for. It might depend on whether someone at Google is interested
in Avro.

Just some thoughts,Sam 

    On Friday, January 22, 2016 8:16 AM, Nges B <nges.brian@gmail.com> wrote:

I do not know whether this is the right play for this proposal.

I am a C and C++ developer.
I have been in this organization for more than 4months. I have discovered
the following about the C API;
Firstly the C API is seldom used or spoken about on this mailing list.
Secondly there are no bugs on this API on the Bug track. I  therefore
came to the  conclude that few people use this API.

with the above mentioned points I asked myself this question. as
powerful as C is, why is this API left behind?
After studies and research,
I concluded that this might be because of the lack of a Documentation
on the latest version of this  API.

I think with a Documentation on this API, it is going to go a long way
to increase and ease the use of this Powerful API.
Therefore I will like to propose this as a Google Summer of Code
Project( GSOC Project) for myself.
I will like to start working on it right know if given the
opportunity to so that by then I should have very little work to do.
Please I will like to know your minds about this proposal and to know
whether this project can stand a chance to be selected as a GSOC
Project for this year?.
I will really like to work on this API and contribute to it as much as I can.
Thanks and Cheers

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