Python on Google?

effbot at pythonware.com effbot at pythonware.com
Fri Apr 7 19:59:10 CEST 2000


Paul Jackson wrote:
>
> |> to what extent Python is used on www.google.com?
>
> My vague impression is that quite a bit of the
> original "interesting" code was done in Python, but
> that most of the serious stuff now is being done
> in C or C-like C++, due to the serious performance
> challenges handling their current large and growing
> load.
>
> Perhaps some of the non-critical path stuff is still
> in Python.

iirc, their crawlers have been python-powered from the
very beginning.

if you skip over to their jobs page:

    http://www.google.com/jobs.html

you'll find that they're looking for programmers with
various levels of Python experience.

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