Does Python really follow its philosophy of "Readability counts"?
Tue Jan 20 06:57:29 CET 2009
Bruno Desthuilliers <bruno.42.desthuilliers at websiteburo.invalid> writes:
> Take some not-that-trivial projects like Zope/Plone. There are quite a
> few lines of code involved, and quite a lot of programmers worked on it.
Zope is about 375 KLOC, which I agree is not trivial, but by
today's standards, it's not all that large. Zope also has 275 open
bugs, 6 of which are critical. The Space Shuttle avionics (written
in the 1980's!) are 2 MLOC in which only 3 errors have been found
post-release. I think "large software system" today means 100's of
MLOC. FWIW, Zope has 20x as much code as Django--is that a good
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