Yesterday I was thinking of how I'd like to hack on the SBCL compiler
but I couldn't understand much of the code(also because I'm not a good
lisp programmer yet) and that I read sometime ago a page on cliki.net
about "suggested programming projects" to do in Lisp where I saw this:
"Write a manual that explains the internals of SBCL."
and then I somehow remembered pledgebank.com
well, what if ~80 people around the world "pledged" to support one SBCL
developer by donating each 25 euros(30 US dollars) per month for say, 6
months, allowing that dev to work full time(or almost) on a manual
explaining in detail the compiler's internals(how it works, how the code
is organised, what it does, the calling convention et caetera)
what do you think ? can this be done, supposing it's a good idea ?
(sign :name "Stelian Ionescu" :aka "fe[nl]ix"
:quote "Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum sonatur.")