python scalability

Jake Anderson jake at
Thu Jul 10 07:06:11 CEST 2008

Tim Mitchell wrote:
> Hi All,
> I work on a desktop application that has been developed using python 
> and GTK (see  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.
> Thanks,
> Tim
> -- 
It'd be 1500k lines of C if not for the 150k of python ;->

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