[pypy-dev] Silly idea - Pypy on Xen

Maciek Fijalkowski fijal at genesilico.pl
Mon Aug 13 17:28:46 CEST 2007

Carl Friedrich Bolz wrote:
> 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 :-).
> Cheers,
> Carl Friedrich
> :.
Come on, OS is an outdated concept.



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