Python for drivers?

Moshe Zadka moshez at
Sat Apr 22 00:53:53 EDT 2000

On Sat, 22 Apr 2000, Dave wrote:

> Can Python be used for writing device drivers? I just got BeOS 5 and it
> doesn't support some video cards. I'd like to write one for the Cirrus
> Logic card and I want a language that's clear and concise- Python. I've
> never written device drivers. Any suggestions?

Yes. Python is a wonderful language, but don't write device drivers with
it. Use a language that allows you to get at the raw metal -- C (with some
assembly mixed in for good measure)

the-one-thing-Python-isn't-good-at-ly y'rs, Z.
Moshe Zadka <mzadka at>. -- we put the penguin in .com

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