[plt-scheme] Low-hanging coding tasks?

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Sat Mar 8 17:18:10 EST 2008

We need a serious functional data structure library, ideally with a  
performance test suite not just a test suite. Carl Eastlund has been  
looking for contributors.

We also need people who are willing to port existing libraries from  
the untyped world to the typed world. That is, libraries in the srfi  
and planet world need to be equipped with types. If you are  
interested, contact Sam Tobin-H.

If that's too much for now, how about creating variants of the planet  
libraries with contracts for externally visible values? That would be  
ideal. Jacob would be able to point to the right places.

A large project could be the integration of drscheme with svn. I  
don't even know whether it's possible, but it should be plug-in tool.

Perhaps your taste is more in libraries and such. How about porting  
the world teachpack to a 3D library? I'd love to use this for  
teaching and so would all the teachers who are on -edu.

Thanks for the offer -- Matthias

On Mar 8, 2008, at 2:29 PM, Grant Rettke wrote:

> The other day a discussion came up on the list that shed some light on
> the different kinds of work that folks are doing on the PLT codebase.
> Basically, there is the hard stuff and the easy stuff, and the core
> folk's time is best spent on the hard stuff. Where does that leave the
> easy stuff? Well usually the core folks fix the easy stuff because
> either they want it or people on the list talk about it enough so that
> it ends up getting fixed, usually pretty quickly.
> In the past month or so a few things have come up: cutting over
> documentation to Scribble, adding the ability to close a single tab in
> DrScheme, and adding the ability for DrScheme to be open without any
> files open. Would this easy stuff be a good place for people to
> contribute to PLT?
> Is there a place where people can go to look for low hanging fruit
> like this? Can people add to that list?
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