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Subject: Re: [boost] Google SOC Mentors?
From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-18 14:32:23

John Maddock wrote:
> Would folks willing to mentor students for this years GSOC please step
> forward and make themselves known?
> We need both people to assist in assessing the student applications, and
> experienced Boosters to mentor the students themselves.
> We really need to get some new blood into this if our SOC participation
> is to continue - we can't rely on the "usual suspects" taking this on
> year after year - in short, "Your Boost Needs You!".

I have what I think is a pretty good idea for a GSoC project that I
would be willing to mentor: adding support for two-level (van
Wijngaarden) grammars to Proto.

Proto is essentially a compiler construction toolkit for DSELs. It
allows you to define the grammar for the DSEL, but currently has no
native support for DSEL type systems. Support for two-level grammars
would fill that hole.

The job would need a student who has experience with type theory and a
solid grasp of C++ template metaprogramming. The can read more about the
problem in this thread:

Eric Niebler
BoostPro Computing

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