Coding Period : Week 1

Published: 06/02/2019

Hello everyone !! This is the weekly update of what I did this week. This week was full of ups and downs but in the end, was quite fruitful.

What did I do this week?

This week as stated in my previous blog I tried to make a rough implementation of the code. I unified the state determining APIs and merged their functionalities w.r.t state determination. I pushed the code to my clone at bitbucket[1] [2]. However as stated by my mentor, though the unification was alright it required to be a more generic implementation and a few more functionalities must be added to it which would help me in the implementation of hg abort and hg continue. I had a video call with my mentor Pulkit today and he helped me clear my doubts and gave me an approach on how I could improvise my code. He asked me to proceed in steps and check for different implementations and then decide what was suitable for the task. He also advised me not to stay stuck with something for very long and ask questions if stuck.

 What is coming up next?

The coming week I am planning to make my API more generic and finish it off as soon as possible so my mentor can review it and I can make the necessary modifications. Towards the end of the week, I also plan to start with the implementation of hg abort given this task is complete.

Did you get stuck anywhere?

During the starting of the coding period, I was a little unconfident about my implementation part but eventually, it did work out. Also, I got stuck with the values of allowcommit flag for different commands in hg but my mentor Pulkit was there to help me out of the problem and pointed out the part of the code I should read to get the appropriate values. Most of my doubts were cleared this week and though the implementation was partially correct it gave me hint how to proceed. This week I plan to correct my wrongs and proceed forward with greater speed.

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