python scalability

Tim Mitchell timaranz at
Thu Jul 10 22:43:25 CEST 2008

Thanks for all the replies - they have all been helpful.

On reflection I think our problems are probably design and people related.


Michele Simionato wrote:
> On Jul 10, 6:32 am, Tim Mitchell <timar... at> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I work on a desktop application that has been developed using python and
>> GTK (  We have around 150k lines of python code
>> (and 200k+ lines of C).
> We have bigger numbers than yours here (although not for a desktop
> application)
> and of course we have the problems of a large size application, but
> they have
> nothing to do with Python. The real problem are sociological, not
> language-related.
> Essentially, if a project takes 10+ years and 10+ people, with most of
> the people
> new, you have an issue, but this is independent from the language.
> Python is helping
> us at least because it is readable and the situation would be probably
> be worse with
> another language. But as I said the software development practices
> used are more
> important than the language in this context.
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