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From: Shourya Shukla <shouryashukla.oo@gmail.com>
To: Christian Couder <christian.couder@gmail.com>
Cc: Kaartic Sivaraam <kaartic.sivaraam@gmail.com>,
	git <git@vger.kernel.org>,
	Christian Couder <chriscool@tuxfamily.org>,
	Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de>,
	Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
Subject: Re: Git in Outreachy?
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 02:26:28 +0530	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAP6+3T11vpwgJJZQwTC6vgp2+RzRS8fxLLyZrbFvt3=cmi8vyA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAP8UFD05qPn6kGRTQGhwABvZbfoH3xcK3VpFo7d5koj9d7mUsg@mail.gmail.com>

On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 9:52 AM Christian Couder
<christian.couder@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 6:31 PM Kaartic Sivaraam
> <kaartic.sivaraam@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On 07-09-2020 00:26, Kaartic Sivaraam wrote:>
> > >> I would appreciate help to find project ideas though. Are there still
> > >> scripts that are worth converting to C (excluding git-bisect.sh and
> > >> git-submodule.sh that are still worked on)?
> > >
> > > I think Dscho's e-mail linked below gives a nice overview of the various
> > > scripts and their likely status as of Jan2020:
> > >
> > > https://lore.kernel.org/git/nycvar.QRO.7.76.6.2001301154170.46@tvgsbejvaqbjf.bet/
> > >
> > > I'm guessing only the status of submodule has changed as it's being
> > > worked on now.
> >
> > After giving it a second thought, I believe I should take back my word
> > about the git-submodule status changing. There still seems to be some
> > work left for it.
>
> Yeah, there is some work left, but Shourya said he was interested in
> continuing to work on it.

Yeah, I am a bit busy right now catching up with the classes and assignments
in my college. I will try to deliver a follow-up v2 to 'submodule add'
in a couple
of weeks.

> > To be clear,
> >
> > - there's 'add', whose conversion is currently stalled [1]
>
> Yeah, but it hasn't been stalled for a long time, and sometimes it
> takes time after the GSoC or Outreachy period for former GSoC students
> or Outreachy interns to resume their work.
>
> > - there's 'update', which still has a decent amount of code [2]
> >   in the shell script.
> > - we still have to complete the conversion completely converting
> >   moving the rest of the bits from `git-submodule.sh` to C which is
> >   mostly just the option parsing. This might be more trickier than
> >   it sounds as we would've to ensure the we don't accidentally
> >   change behaviour of the options when moving the option parsing to C.
> >
> >   There's also an e-mail from Junio which is relevant [3]
> >
> > I'm not sure if this would be enough for a complete project on it's own.
> > I'm also not sure whether 'add' would get converted in the meantime. In
> > any case, I believe we could add a few other small refactoring projects
> > to make up for the rest of the period. For instance,
> >
> > - Replace more instances of `the_index` and `the_repository`
> >   (https://github.com/gitgitgadget/git/issues/379)
> >
> > - Turn the `fetch_if_missing` global into a field of `struct repository`
> >   (https://github.com/gitgitgadget/git/issues/251)
> >
> > - Possibly others from #leftoverbits
> >
> > Thoughts?
>
> Yeah, without 'add' we would have enough related issues for another
> project. I would prefer though that we wait for at least 3 months
> without any progress before suggesting them as a project. That's what
> we usually do and I think it's the right thing to do.

If we are talking about submodules, then one project can be to improve
the parsing of 'submodule--helper.c' and try to eliminate the shell scripting
for this purpose. Another thing which can be done is to clean up the helper
sub-commands which were created to aid the conversion (iff they are of
little to no use now). I do not have an exact idea if the "improve parsing" and
conversion of a couple of subcommands* will be a project big enough
for Outreachy
or not though.

*'submodule update' is a bit messed up right now and will need a solid
conversion
to C since some of its fragments are there in the C code while some
aren't. Also, the shell
code of this subcommand is still there meaning that the fragments do
not play any direct role
in the functioning of the subcommand. I can pass on the conversion of
'update' to Outreachy
if the addition of this will amount to a complete project for a
potential Outreachy intern.

Regards,
Shourya Shukla

      parent reply	other threads:[~2020-09-21 20:56 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 44+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-28  6:56 Jeff King
2020-08-31  6:55 ` Christian Couder
2020-09-03  6:00   ` Jonathan Nieder
2020-09-04 14:14     ` Philip Oakley
2020-09-07 18:49       ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-09-16 15:16         ` Philip Oakley
2020-09-16 18:43           ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-09-17 14:42             ` Philip Oakley
2020-09-09 18:26     ` Taylor Blau
2020-09-10  1:39       ` Jonathan Nieder
2020-09-10  2:19         ` Taylor Blau
2020-09-16  9:12     ` Christian Couder
2020-09-16  6:42   ` Christian Couder
2020-08-31 17:41 ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-31 18:05 ` Emily Shaffer
2020-09-01 12:51   ` Jeff King
2020-09-03  5:41     ` Jeff King
2020-09-15 17:35       ` Jeff King
2020-09-15 17:55         ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2020-09-15 18:02           ` Jeff King
2020-09-19  8:12         ` Christian Couder
2020-09-19 15:10           ` Phillip Wood
2020-09-16  8:45     ` Christian Couder
2020-09-02  4:00 ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-09-16  9:01   ` Christian Couder
2020-09-16  9:45     ` Phillip Wood
2020-09-17  9:43     ` Christian Couder
2020-09-17 10:14       ` Phillip Wood
2020-09-18  8:37         ` Christian Couder
2020-09-17 15:34       ` Elijah Newren
2020-09-18  8:42         ` Christian Couder
2020-09-27 16:59     ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2020-09-27 21:16       ` Christian Couder
2020-10-29 10:13         ` Christian Couder
2020-09-06 18:56 ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2020-09-07 18:55   ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-09-16  9:35     ` Christian Couder
2020-09-16 20:27       ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-09-19  7:40         ` Christian Couder
2020-09-20 15:06           ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-09-20 16:31   ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2020-09-21  4:22     ` Christian Couder
2020-09-21  7:59       ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2020-09-21 20:56       ` Shourya Shukla [this message]

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