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From: Christian Couder <christian.couder@gmail.com>
To: Jonathan Tan <jonathantanmy@google.com>
Cc: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>, git <git@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: Git in Outreachy December 2019?
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 13:49:05 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAP8UFD3NPYJr5PXLDyRD=qbEPft8E-HwtGUo_FxoG=q5jfY5Ng@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190920170448.226942-1-jonathantanmy@google.com>

On Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 10:53 AM Jonathan Tan <jonathantanmy@google.com> wrote:
>
> > Prospective mentors need to sign up on that site, and should propose a
> > project they'd be willing to mentor.

Yeah, you are very welcome to sign up soon if you haven't already done
so as I think the deadline is really soon.

> > I'm happy to discuss possible projects if anybody has an idea but isn't
> > sure how to develop it into a proposal.
>
> I'm new to Outreachy and programs like this, so does anyone have an
> opinion on my draft proposal below? It does not have any immediate
> user-facing benefit, but it does have a definite end point.

No need for user-facing benefits. Refactoring or improving the code in
other useful ways are very good subjects (as I already said in my
reply to Emily and Dscho).

> Also let me know if an Outreachy proposal should have more detail, etc.
>
>     Refactor "git index-pack" logic into library code
>
>     Currently, whenever any Git code needs a pack to be indexed, it
>     needs to spawn a new "git index-pack" process, passing command-line
>     arguments and communicating with it using file descriptors (standard
>     input and output), much like an end-user would if invoking "git
>     index-pack" directly. Refactor the pack indexing logic into library
>     code callable from other Git code, make "git index-pack" a thin
>     wrapper around that library code, and (to demonstrate that the
>     refactoring works) change fetch-pack.c to use the library code
>     instead of spawning the "git index-pack" process.
>
>     This allows the pack indexing code to communicate with its callers
>     with the full power of C (structs, callbacks, etc.) instead of being
>     restricted to command-line arguments and file descriptors. It also
>     simplifies debugging in that there will no longer be 2
>     inter-communicating processes to deal with, only 1.

I think this is really great, both the idea and the description! No
need for more details.

Thanks,
Christian.

  parent reply	other threads:[~2019-09-23 11:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 63+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-08-27  5:17 Jeff King
2019-08-31  7:58 ` Christian Couder
2019-08-31 19:44   ` Olga Telezhnaya
2019-09-04 19:41 ` Jeff King
2019-09-05  7:24   ` Christian Couder
2019-09-05 19:39   ` Emily Shaffer
2019-09-06 11:55     ` Carlo Arenas
2019-09-07  6:39       ` Jeff King
2019-09-07 10:13         ` Carlo Arenas
2019-09-07  6:36     ` Jeff King
2019-09-08 14:56   ` Pratyush Yadav
2019-09-09 17:00     ` Jeff King
2019-09-23 18:07   ` SZEDER Gábor
2019-09-26  9:47     ` SZEDER Gábor
2019-09-26 19:32       ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-09-26 21:54         ` SZEDER Gábor
2019-09-26 11:42     ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-09-13 20:03 ` Jonathan Tan
2019-09-13 20:51   ` Jeff King
2019-09-16 18:42     ` Emily Shaffer
2019-09-16 21:33       ` Eric Wong
2019-09-16 21:44       ` SZEDER Gábor
2019-09-16 23:13         ` Jonathan Nieder
2019-09-17  0:59           ` Jeff King
2019-09-17 11:23       ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-09-17 12:02         ` SZEDER Gábor
2019-09-23 12:47           ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-09-23 16:58             ` SZEDER Gábor
2019-09-26 11:04               ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-09-26 13:28                 ` SZEDER Gábor
2019-09-26 19:39                   ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-09-26 21:44                     ` SZEDER Gábor
2019-09-27 22:18                       ` Jeff King
2019-10-09 17:25                         ` SZEDER Gábor
2019-10-11  6:34                           ` Jeff King
2019-09-23 18:19             ` Jeff King
2019-09-24 14:30               ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-09-17 15:10         ` Christian Couder
2019-09-23 12:50           ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-09-23 19:30           ` Jeff King
2019-09-23 18:07         ` Jeff King
2019-09-24 14:25           ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-09-24 15:33             ` Jeff King
2019-09-28  3:56               ` Junio C Hamano
2019-09-24  0:55         ` Eric Wong
2019-09-26 12:45           ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-09-30  8:55             ` Eric Wong
2019-09-28  4:01           ` Junio C Hamano
2019-09-20 17:04     ` Jonathan Tan
2019-09-21  1:47       ` Emily Shaffer
2019-09-23 14:23         ` Christian Couder
2019-09-23 19:40         ` Jeff King
2019-09-23 22:29           ` Philip Oakley
2019-10-22 21:16         ` Emily Shaffer
2019-09-23 11:49       ` Christian Couder [this message]
2019-09-23 17:58         ` Jonathan Tan
2019-09-23 19:27           ` Jeff King
2019-09-23 20:48             ` Jonathan Tan
2019-09-23 19:15       ` Jeff King
2019-09-23 20:38         ` Jonathan Tan
2019-09-23 21:28           ` Jeff King
2019-09-24 17:07             ` Jonathan Tan
2019-09-26  7:09               ` Jeff King

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