Is this a true statement?

Chris Gonnerman chris.gonnerman at
Sat Jun 23 10:36:13 EDT 2001

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David C. Ullrich" <ullrich at>
> ??? I thought a device driver was just a file, hence a finite
> sequence of bytes. You can certainly use Python to write an
> arbitrary sequence of bytes to a file. No doubt it's much easier
> in C++ (or rather in typical implementations of C++?) to decide
> _what_ sequence of bytes to write to that file, but if we're
> talking about what's literally possible and impossible I don't
> see how writing a device driver can be impossible in Python.

Writing TO a device driver is easy enough... the previous poster
was talking about writing the DRIVER in Python.  No OS I'm aware
of takes device drivers in any languages other than assembler, C,
and/or C++.

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