[pypy-dev] Silly idea - Pypy on Xen

Greg Bowyer gbowyer at fastmail.co.uk
Mon Aug 13 17:54:18 CEST 2007

Maciek Fijalkowski wrote:
> 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 Come on, OS is an outdated concept.
> Cheers,
> fijal
> :.
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I was thinking the selling point might be RPython

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