Message from discussion Is Python a commercial proposition ?
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Firstly, thanks to those on the tutor list who answered my questions.
I'm trying to understand where Python fits into the set of commonly
available, commercially used languages of the moment.
My most recent experience is with Java. The last project I was involved
with included 6775 java source files containing 1,145,785 lines of code.
How do I know this? because I managed to cobble together a python script
that walks the source tree and counts the lines of code. It ignores
block and line comments and whitespace lines so I'm fairly confident
it's an accurate total. It doesn't include web interface files (mainly
.jsp and HTML) or configuration files (XML, properties files and what
have you). In fact it was remarkably easy to do this in python which got
me thinking about how I could use the language in a commercial environment.
I was first attracted to python by it's apparent 'Object Orientedness' I
soon realised however that by looking at it in terms of the language I
know best I wasn't comparing like with like. Once I had 'rebooted the
bioware' I tried to approach python with an open mind and I have to say
it's growing on me.
The questions I have are ...
How is python used in the real world.
What sized projects are people involved with
Are applications generally written entirely in python or is it more
often used for a subset of functionality.
I hope this is an acceptable question for this group
Lipska the Kat: Troll hunter, sandbox destroyer
and farscape dreamer of Aeryn Sun