[racket] Google Summer of Code 2012 Ideas

From: Ray Racine (ray.racine at gmail.com)
Date: Fri Mar 2 10:34:32 EST 2012

I'd like to see more foundational libraries along the lines of say.

 - An Actor/Isolate high level message passing library over Places And
Threads.  All the necessary low-level primitives appear to be in place to
do something interesting and powerful here.
   - Message passing system should support "remote" Places (i.e. on a
different physical node)  transparently.

 - A dataframe / data panels library along the line of Python's Pandas
    - This should leverage existing stat/sci and the new overhauled plot

 - A comprehensive implementation of the entire Amazon Cloud API's with an
interactive REPL / scriptable DSL for working with same.

 - A Hadoop integration library Java <-> Racket. (Might be too small for a
   - Hadoop already supports a StdIn StdOut processing of "scripts".
   - Implement the necessary custom readers/writers in Java supporting
Racket serialized Sexps data files.

 - Efficient native Racket implementations of newer web protocols such as
SPDY and Websockets.


On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 7:56 AM, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:

> A few minutes ago, Robby Findler wrote:
> > FWIW, what I had in mind is something lower-tech where we rely on
> > the users doing the shared editing to help us out when conflicts
> > happen (perhaps coordinating via chat, perhaps using a token they
> > explicitly pass around or something).
> The problem with that is that it requires some UI for conflict
> resolution, and this UI is bound to be disruptive for the actual
> work.  The nice thing about editing with etherpad is that you can just
> forget about the whole thing, and even if you don't (eg, some laggy
> network), then it's nice that it's Not Your Problem...
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