Could Python supplant Java?

brueckd at brueckd at
Thu Aug 22 16:24:04 CEST 2002

On Wed, 21 Aug 2002 brueckd at wrote:

Just a quick disclaimer:

> from one language to another without adding significant functionality) was
> 80K lines of C++ to about 10K lines to Python. That's 8:1, 

This morning I checked and confirmed these numbers...

> prototyped the entire system in Python, resulting in 25k to 30k lines.  
> IMO the project became unmanageable at 150k lines of code and about 75% of

...but not these. I believe they are corret 'ballpark' values but on this 
second project I have only my memory to rely on. Sorry!


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