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: GCC GSoC 2020: Call for mentors and project ideas


On Thu, 2020-02-06 at 20:58 -0500, David Malcolm wrote:
> On Mon, 2020-01-27 at 16:30 +0100, Martin Liška wrote:
> > On 1/15/20 11:45 PM, Martin Jambor wrote:
> > > Therefore, first and foremost, I would like to ask all
> > > (moderately)
> > > seasoned GCC contributors to consider mentoring a student this
> > > year
> > > and
> > > ideally also come up with a project that they would like to
> > > lead.  I'm
> > > collecting proposal on our wiki page
> > 
> > @David would you be interested in a analyzer topics? Seems to me
> > ideal for newcomers to come up with a static analyzer check?
> 
> I'm not quite sure what the appropriate size of a project would be,
> but
> I'd be happy to mentor a student.  Some ideas I had for analyzer
> topics:
> 
> * Generalize double-free checker to attribute-marking of
> acquire/release API entrypoints so that the user can mark the
> entrypoints and get a checker for that API "for free".
> 
> * Checking of the POSIX file-descriptor APIs (int rather than FILE
> *),
> or some other POSIX API that we're not yet checking.
> 
> * Maybe add plugin support, and write a plugin to add a project
> specific-checker for a project of interest to the student (Linux
> kernel?)
> 
> * C++ support (new/delete checking, exceptions, etc)
> 
> Thoughts?
> Dave

I've taken the liberty of adding the above idea to the list of
"Selected Project Ideas for 2020" on
  https://gcc.gnu.org/wiki/SummerOfCode
with me as mentor.

Dave


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