[pypy-dev] Silly idea - Pypy on Xen

Carl Friedrich Bolz cfbolz at gmx.de
Mon Aug 13 17:23:36 CEST 2007

Maciek Fijalkowski wrote:
> Greg Bowyer wrote:
>> Taking a look at this 
>> http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=201311330&pgno=1&queryText=
>> I wonder if the same could be done for pypy (this is just high level 
>> thinking, nothing serious)
> Look at unununium project (dead for quite a while), they tried to have a 
> python shell as a basic thing for an operating system and had quite a 
> lot of nice concepts. Right now obvious approach would be to target some 
> virtualised environment instead of hardware itself, so it's not 
> something very new. There are questions what abstraction do you provide 
> for hard drive, etc. etc.
> What pypy has unique here is RPython, which can easily map low level 
> details onto high level.

Yes, I kind of agree. IF you want to write an OS in Python then it 
probably makes most sense to target some virtualized environment and you 
might want to use RPython. Of course it depends very much what you 
actually want :-).


Carl Friedrich

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