Ramkumar Ramachandra wrote:

> Take what I'm about to say with a pinch of salt, because I've never mentored.
> Mentors often don't provide much technical assistance: students should
> just post to the list with queries, or ask on #git-devel. Mentors
> serve a different purpose; their primary responsibility, in my
> opinion, is to teach the student a sustainable productive workflow.

I basically agree.  One of the most important jobs of mentors is to
make sure there are people available to provide prompt technical
assistance, hopefully before the project begins.

> - using gdb efficiently to quickly understand parts?

Oh, dear.  I hope not. ;-)

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