This is the mail archive of the gcc@gcc.gnu.org mailing list for the GCC project.


Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]
Other format: [Raw text]

Re: [gsoc2015] Is Gimple FE eligible for gsoc this year?


On March 19, 2015 4:57:37 AM GMT+01:00, Trevor Saunders <tbsaunde@tbsaunde.org> wrote:
>On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 11:09:28PM +0800, xue yinsong wrote:
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On 15/3/18 äå10:08, "Diego Novillo" <dnovillo@google.com> wrote:
>> 
>> >On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 2:54 AM, xue yinsong
><xyshh94225@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> >> Somehow this project is not in the gsoc ideas list, and itâs been
>one year since the last commit(According to
>https://gcc.gnu.org/svn/gcc/branches/gimple-front-end/ChangeLog).
>> >>
>> >> Could someone tell me if this project is still active and eligible
>for this yearâs gsoc?
>> >
>> >I'm not sure. You'd have to find someone willing to mentor. There
>are
>> >other cleanups necessary for this to be viable. Perhaps start with
>> >those?
>> >
>> >
>> >Diego.
>> 
>> Iâm glad to get started now.
>> Could you please give me some specific directions to work on ?
>
>I can't realistically offer more than to be a back up mentor for this
>given my level of experience and available time.  That said here are my
>thoughts on how to proceed on this project.  The first big use for the
>gimple front end will be to be able to test specific bits of the
>compiler with less interference from other parts.  If you can merge
>something that will let some people write tests for their bugs /
>features with less work then the natural tendancy will be to improve
>the
>gimple front end.  So I think the first goal should be to merge
>something that works in some cases and then work on fixing the cases it
>can't be used in.  So first merge trunk into the gimple-front-end
>branch.  Then get the gimple front end to create gimple and pass it
>down
>to the optimizer.  Once that works I suspect you will be able to write
>test cases for some bugs people are fixing for the gimple front end to
>prove it can test things easily.  If you get to that point I think we
>should look at merging the branch into main line and we can talk about
>next steps.

I agree.  I'd be willing to mentor this.  

Richard.

>thanks and good luck!
>
>Trev
>
>> 
>> 
>> Yinsong.
>> 



Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]