Could Python supplant Java?

brueckd at tbye.com brueckd at tbye.com
Thu Aug 22 00:00:51 CEST 2002


On Wed, 21 Aug 2002, James J. Besemer wrote:

> Incidentally, how many >100K line Python programs do we know about?  
> Any?

Tsk, tsk. C'mon, you aren't even trying to educate yourself:

http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&safe=active&frame=right&rnum=1&thl=0,1058265116,1057803298,1057549521,1057684304,1057548935,1057610154,1057583289,1057548115,1057444425,1057425474,1052261415&seekm=KHkL8.21383%24eD2.2399923271%40newssvr10.news.prodigy.com#link1

The above thread lists a few large Python projects, but obviously omits 
private projects whose managers view releasing any details as a breach 
of security or something, as well as those who don't have avid readers of 
c.l.py.

Also (as has been mentioned before), you are still comparing apples to
oranges because Python programs tend to be far shorter than their C++ or
Java counterparts. Thus, a 100KLOC Python program could easily, in terms
of complexity and functionality, belong in the ranks of million line C++
programs.





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