Python vs C for a mail server

Grant Edwards grante at
Sat Jan 28 15:42:33 EST 2006

On 2006-01-28, Steven D'Aprano <steve at> wrote:

>> I am a novice in python.I have to implement a full fledged mail server
> Because that's just what the world needs, yet another mail server.


> C can be faster.

And "can be" is the key.  It's easy to write slow programs in C
if you don't choose the right algorithms and architecture.

>> which language will be easier? 
> Python is easier to read, and write, and debug, and you will
> have fewer hard-to-debug memory issues.

And you'll have fewer security issues with Python since you
don't have to worry about buffer and stack exploits.

Grant Edwards                   grante             Yow!  There's enough money
                                  at               here to buy 5000 cans of

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