Python OS

Diez B. Roggisch deetsNOSPAM at
Sat Nov 6 15:58:51 CET 2004

> I know, I read them.  The conclusion was that indeed, it can and in fact
> has been done.

Hm. I'll reread them myself and see if what has been achieved in this field.
But I seriously doubt that someone took a python interpreter and started
writing an OS. 

I can imagine having an OS _based_ on python, where the os api is exposed
using python - but still this requires a fair amount of lowlevel stuff that
can't be done in python itself, but must be written in C or even assembler.

> More what I meant was whether I can _prototype_ an OS in Python (i.e.
> make a virtual OS).

> P.S.  If one can program interrupt routines in C, they can do the same
> in Python.

Show me how you set the interrupt jumptables to your routines in python and
how you write time-critical code which has to be executed in a few hundred
cpu-cycles. And how good that works together with the GIL.


Diez B. Roggisch

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