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Subject: Re: [boost] [SoC] Summer of Code Project Ideas
From: Stefan Seefeld (seefeld_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-03-08 09:11:37

On 03/08/2010 08:52 AM, Andrew Sutton wrote:
> I'm officially soliciting ideas for student projects for this year's 2010
> Summer of Code.

> If you have any ideas, let's hear them. And remember, funded projects need
> mentors.

Here are two project ideas that have come up quite recently (one on IRC,
the other on the boost.python list), and which I'd both be willing to

* I started a 'boost.xml' library (right now in a long time ago, which I
have never found enough time and energy to bring to a formal boost
submission. Having a proper XML library as part of boost would be very
useful, in particular if "proper XML" goes beyond the basics such as
parsing. (There already are lots of half-baked XML parsers, but few
fully conform to the spec, or yield well performing in-memory
representations that can be traversed via XML-specific tools such as XPath.)

* Boost.Python has a couple of domains that could be improved. Here are two:

   - Add (better) support for NumPy bindings.
   - Improve the converter registry to avoid conflicts when multiple
extension modules try to expose the same C++ types.
   - Add bindings for other Python C API functions, such as exception

All of the above can be formulated in a way to yield bite-sized
deliverables, increasing the chance that at least some of it may be
completed and included into boost by the end of the summer.


       ...ich hab' noch einen Koffer in Berlin...

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