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Re: I want to learn more about the soc proposals

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2008 15:24:50 +0100

On Sat, Mar 22, 2008 at 09:02:42AM -0500, Hyrum K. Wright wrote:
> 郭锐 wrote:
> > Yes, I'm reading the 'Hackers Guide to Subversion'. And it would take me a
> > couple of days to understand the underlying mechanism of subversion. Will I
> > be adequate to apply for your proposal?
> I think your proposal should just convince us why you'd do a good job on the
> selected project, not necessarily how you'll go about doing it. Last
> year, when I
> was a student, we spent the "bonding time" of April and May working on the
> design for my selected task, and it ended up working out pretty well.
> Reading
> HACKING is a great start in the process, though.

Reading the Hacker's guide is indeed very important and incredibly helpful
to get going. The most important hint I found in there when I started
off was this:

Really, go read these header files!

It will not only give you an idea about tons of small bits of the
architecture of the system itself, but also about the style documentation
in this project is written in. And you should be prepared to document
new code in a similar manner.

The documentation in the header files is invaluable.

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