Python for large projects

Paul Rubin http
Tue Mar 23 01:35:06 CET 2004


Jay O'Connor <jayoconnor at earthlink.net> writes:
> > 1) Optimizing C/C++ compiler, like GCC
> > 2) Full featured web browser, like MSIE or Mozilla
> > 3) Full featured office suite, like MS Office or Open Office or KDE
> > 4) Avionics for the space shuttle
> > 5) Internals of a large telephone/data switch
> > 6) Tax processing software for the IRS
> > 7) Operating system kernel (Linux: the next generation)
> > 8) Accounting software for a big bank
> > 9) Full featured database like Oracle or Postgres
> > 10) ... well you get the idea.
> > Which, if any, would you write in Python?
> 
> 6 and 8, maybe 3...and 10 of course

I think 6 and 8 would depend on decimal arithmetic; some modules for
that have been proposed but nothing is released yet, afaik.

I can't see answering 3 without also answering 2.  



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