python scalability

Paul Hankin paul.hankin at
Sat Jul 12 08:28:35 CEST 2008

On Jul 10, 5:32 am, Tim Mitchell <timar... at> wrote:
> 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 also have a new project manager with a C#
> background who has deep concerns about the scalability of python as our
> code base continues to grow and we are looking at introducing more
> products.  I am looking for examples of other people like us (who write
> desktop apps in python) with code bases of a similar size who I can
> point to (and even better talk to) to help convince him that python is
> scalable to 300+ lines of code and beyond.  I have looked at the python
> success stories page and haven't come up with anyone quite like us.
> One of my project managers questions is: "Are we the only company in the
> world with this kind and size of project?"
> I want to say no, but am having trouble convincing myself, let alone him.
> If you are involved in this kind of thing please get in touch with me.

Perhaps your manager is more concerned about python because he's less
familiar with it, rather than because of scalability problems? Perhaps
using python is actually a competitive advantage for your company?

Have you seen this?

Paul Hankin

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