Old Discussion: Python Implementation? (Bugzilla:Languages)

lindsay d_lindsay at dell.com
Tue Apr 30 23:52:22 UTC 2013

>> People still maintain COBOL code today. I see no reason why Bugzilla in
Perl 5 cannot be maintained for another 20 years.

Yes, COBOL gets maintained. But major new features get coded elsewhere, in
some other language/framework that isn't COBOL, and then the COBOL app
communicates with the elsewhere.

If your plan for Bugzilla's progress is to have Bugzilla communicate via
RESTful interfaces (or whatever replaces REST), then yes, the codebase
inside those interfaces can be with us for a great many years. If your plan
for progress involves a fair bit of extension to the core codebase, then a
plugins structure would be a good investment.  Python has a good story when
it comes to plugins.

So I think that's the issue.  Is the core stable/done, or will it grow
significantly ?


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