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Dropbox: Case study for NOT using Python

Posted by Prashant Deva on July 31, 2013

Interesting post over at the High Scalability blog about Dropbox’s stack.

Everything about it points towards not using python:

1. Needed to mix C with python
2. Had to write custom memory allocator
3. C for inner loops

None of that sounds like something that leads to ‘fast iteration’ (as is implied in the original post).