OK so we didn't really set any agenda for this week! I propose that it'd be great to talk about mentorship and accessibility of the compiler source. I've been thinking about this a lot and I think there are a lot of "small hurdles" that contributors find when they come to rustc, and I'd like to discuss what we can do to solve those.
Some links and thoughts:
- issue 40902: more forge docs for mentoring
- rustdocs for the compiler crates are not available
- most of our types don't have documentation
- proposal: sort by which are used most frequently, open up a "checklist issue" with the goal of documenting all structs, starting with those used most frequently
- no design documentations clarifying the overall way that the compiler works
- what is AST? what is HIR? what is
ty::Ty<'tcx>? how do these things relate?
- what are the
- (I think we should consider changing those names, too.)
Basically I'd like to decide on what are most urgent problems and try to draw up a plan to address.