Python OS

Diez B. Roggisch deetsNOSPAM at web.de
Sun Nov 7 22:09:55 CET 2004


> Looks like a Hybrid.

Nicely observed. Now you asked for pure C. Do you call pure C beeing hybrid?

> All of that can be virtually emulated (virtual memory and so forth).

Yeah. So you got your virtual memory - and how do you plan to bring it to
use? The CPython implementation conveniently uses malloc, that fetches its
memory from the "real" memory. And allocating python objects will use that.
So how exactly do you plan to put your nice new simulated memory to use, in
python, the language you want to create an OS in? 

> This has been done as well, there are Java operating systems were IO is
> handled by Java and not magic, or so I understand.

I found this one:

http://www.savaje.com/faqs1.html#item1

Somehow these guys made the design decision to use C/C++ for low-level
stuff. So they seem to share my hilarious viewpoints to a certain degree.

But I'm sure you can show me a JAVA OS thats purely written in java. I'm
looking forward to it. I'm especially interested in their core IO driver
code beeing written in JAVA.


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Regards,

Diez B. Roggisch



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