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Re: Python or Perl for a Debian maintainance project?

On Sat, Feb 21, 2004 at 07:02:10PM +0000, Will Newton wrote:
> 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.

In my observation, these kinds of projects are usually
disasterous. It's been a long time since I saw some commercial
software that didn't suck.

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