Re: Python or Perl for a Debian maintainance project?
On Saturday 21 Feb 2004 5:57 pm, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> I'm not personally aware of any projects over 200k lines and 10
> full-time developers that aren't a total train wreck. Language doesn't
> matter. Letting a project get that large in the first place is a hefty
> hint that you've gone way off the rails, and it should probably be
> split up. (Unless you start stretching the definition of "project" to
> something like "Debian", which doesn't count)
200k lines of C is a small-medium size project. In Perl or Python or a similar
high level language I would consider it large. 10 people is not a large team
in any language. Welcome to commercial software development. I would be
interested in any large Perl projects that do show it's scalability. IMO
the lack of them does not inspire confidence.
 I write both Python and Perl professionally.