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Re: Proposal Accepted for GSoC
Re: Proposal Accepted for GSoC
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 05:22:45 -0700
Matthias and Vishal-
On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 11:43 AM, Mathieu Lirzin <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hello Vishal,
> Vishal Gupta <address@hidden> writes:
> > My proposal for the project " Parse Makefile.am using abstract syntax
> > tree" has been accepted and I am excited to start working on the same.
> > The community bonding period will be till 14th May. As discussed in
> > the proposal, I will be working on improving my perl skills and
> > understanding the Automake's Code. Some queries about that :
> > 1) Good resource for studying Perl and important concepts required for
> > completing the project. A short task of 4-5 days would be great for
> > testing my knowledge of perl and quantify my progress.
> Like I said to Matthias, Perl comes with an extensive set of manpages
> which consist of tutorials and reference manuals. ‘perlintro(1)’ is a
> good entry point. The “Learning Perl” book by Tom Phoenix and Randal
> Schwartz is a nice introduction to Perl.
> You will need to get familiar with perl references which is a somewhat
> advance topic in order to build recursive structure for the AST.
> To learn Perl I think it is important to have an interactive environment
> ‘perl -d -e ''’ is useful for that.
I'd like to add to what Mathieu wrote regarding becoming familiar with Perl.
I have used Perl off and on extensively over the past 20-odd years and
there are eight Perl books on my bookshelf. I'm guessing that you will be
using its object-oriented features for this project, and looking over my
second edition of "Learning Perl," it has no coverage of OO features,
although they are mentioned on pages 195-197.
My recollection is that I learned most about Perl's OO features from Damian
Conway's "Object Oriented Perl"
is available as a used book very cheaply. Probably the chapter on OO
features in the hefty O'Reilly title "Programming Perl"
(AKA "the Camel book") would do just as well. If I were to own one Perl
book, it would be the Camel, but it is pricey.
> > 2) How to go about understanding the Automake code .
> The first step is to compile it from the Git repository and report
> unclear points. I encourage you to get familiar with Automake from a
> user perspective by creating build definitions for some dummy C programs
> and libraries by following the Automake manual which is nicely written.
> > 3) Any other task required to be completed during the community bonding
> I think, it is important that you get more familiar with Git usage and
> good practices before the coding period. There is a lot of resources
> online and particularly a great book freely available:
> > As discussed in the proposal that I will be having my exams from 8th
> > to 15th May, so I will try to complete the work before that time.
> No problem.
> If you have any question or difficulty in your discovery, you can ask on
> the #autotools IRC channel on Freenode or directly to me (my pseudo is
> ‘mthl’). I am not sure about your actual timezone (mine is UTC+2) but
> if you are from India don't expect me to available too soon in the
> morning. :-)
> Mathieu Lirzin
> GPG: F2A3 8D7E EB2B 6640 5761 070D 0ADE E100 9460 4D37
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