[rust-dev] Rust Research Project Query

Victor Barua victor.barua at gmail.com
Wed Oct 8 23:22:35 PDT 2014

I'm interested in a project from a programming languages perspective. It's
an area I've recently gotten into and it would also align with the research
focus of my supervisor. I think it would be interesting to work on some
static analysis tooling. Sean mentioned a test coverage tool earlier in the
thread which is actually a pretty good baseline for a project as it's a
combination of mucking with the language internals (which I could talk
about in a report) and implementing a useful tool. Your idea about proving
properties of Rust programs would also make an excellent project as its a
great combination of theory and implementation.

I'd like to thank everyone for the ideas so far, there's a lot of good
material and I'm slowly accumulating project ideas to run past my
supervisor. If you've got more keep them coming.

On 8 October 2014 21:36, Tony Arcieri <bascule at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 10:51 AM, Victor Barua <victor.barua at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> I'm a senior Computer Science undergraduate student at the University of
>> British Columbia. As part of my degree I have to complete an undergraduate
>> thesis which is a project of around 220 hours between now and next April.
>> Rust is a language that has caught my eye and I would be very interested in
>> working on something related to it that I could contribute back to the
>> community at the end of my project.
> What are you interested in? I think it'd be really cool to create a
> language based on Rust for proving properties about Rust programs using
> things like dependent types, refinement types, or otherwise.
> --
> Tony Arcieri
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