Does the Python community really follow the philospy of "Community Matters?"

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Fri Jan 30 22:39:45 CET 2009

Stephen Hansen wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 12:38 AM, r <rt8396 at 

> Personally, I work for a division in our company that has converted over 
> the last few years our entire software line from an old, Windows-only 
> mix of C and VCL-stuff, to a serious mid-sized product which recently 
> clocked in at about 165k lines of Python code (about 600k more in third 
> party libs!) that's fast, effective, flexible, multi-platform and highly 
> responsive to our customer's evolving needs. We actually did a complete 
> rewrite from the ground up -- a dangerous thing to do, but the legacy 
> product was so out of date that it had to be done... and I don't think 
> any other set of tools would have been able to let us do so as well, in 
> as short of a period of time, or as iteratively and in cooperation with 
> our customer base.

Thank you for sharing this.  If it has not been already, could this be 
shared as a Python success story on the site?  (With proprietary detail 
omitted as needed for approval, of course.)


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