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[–] Samus_ 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Where reddit's code is an ancient fossilized mess written in a scripting language, Voat's code is new and flexible, designed with multiple communities and powerful tools in mind from the start, and written in a much more powerful language. This means Voat will be easier to change than reddit, and able to implement more nuanced features.

I take offence in the way you refer to these matters. Bash is a scripting language, Python is not and while the problems you mention may be true their cause is poor management, lack of resources / manpower, different priorities such as scaling up in traffic and lack of discipline and policies when growing the codebase, all those could happen in any project regardless of the programming language used, C# is not going to prevent these or even make them any easier to handle, specially on 10+ year old systems.


[–] qwertyuiop924 ago 

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Hold off a bit on the python-bashing, 'kay? There is PLENTY of code showing that python can be used to write clean systems, and I don't doubt the same is true of C#, but saying one is better than the other is like fighting about whether a piano is better than a guitar. Language doesn't make a code base bad. Poor use of one CAN. I don't know how good or bad the reddit code is, but I'm damn sure it isn't python's fault. If you want to fight the holy wars, take it to /[vr]/programming.