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From "Henri Yandell" <>
Subject Re: [all] GSoC
Date Sat, 15 Mar 2008 22:39:42 GMT
On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 8:47 PM, Henri Yandell <> wrote:
> I'd been struggling - Codec has some phonetic codecs to implement, but
>  there's not a huge amout there. CSV could be hooked to Performance.
>  There are lots of places that could use improved unit tests.
>  Generally though - it always feels that we lack something big enough.
>  Which makes sense; we're a very componentized project.
>  So... how about having a pool of tasks that they then work on? Across
>  components? That would be a lot more realistic. In many ways a Commons
>  Intern. I think we could do one this year, put together a chunk of
>  tasks and get them digging into them. Then I could see us doing a
>  couple each year.
>  I'm happy to volunteer as a mentor if that cross-component approach
>  sounds good. Maybe we could do two this year.

I like the idea - but after pondering it for a bit and looking for
things students could do (we've got a lot of tasks); I really
shouldn't commit to this. Just trying to sit down and work on
Lang/Collections/Codec is showing that I don't have the time to offer


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