[pypy-dev] Silly idea - Pypy on Xen
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
>>>> 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
> Come on, OS is an outdated concept.
> pypy-dev at codespeak.net
I was thinking the selling point might be RPython
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