My immediate plan is to look for another job which would allow me to finish off the patches I have been toying with:
constifying the server code so that GCC can make smarter decisions and generate more optimal object code.
- Splitting the parser. Removing the stored procedure implementation from the main parser yet preserving functionality and allowing alternate implementations to be installed. Use some modern bison features.
- Remove the direct use of Protocol class from most of the server core.
- External Language Stored Procedure rewrite. It will be simpler than current fork and to take advantage of all the previous items.
- Various bug fixes.
I also want to get more engaged again with the MySQL community and hopefully will have new and exciting stuff to present at the UC next year.