Reimplenting Linux Kernel in Python

Caleb Hattingh caleb1 at
Fri Oct 15 04:43:53 CEST 2004

That's a very sarcastic reply.

The question, really, is what the effect would be of writing an OS in a  
HLL (particularly on speed of development, bug-fixes, and feature  

I think that is worth asking.

Granted, as a minimum Python would need to compile to native machine code  
(or interface with a really detailed native virtual machine) but I expect  
(hope!) that is going to get done anyway.

On Thu, 14 Oct 2004 08:53:54 -0400, Neal D. Becker <ndbecker2 at>  

> Maboroshi wrote:
>> Hello
>> My question has to do with python and linux - I was interested in
>> finding out what it would take to reimplement the Linux Kernel in python
>> basically just taking the source code from linux and rewriting it in
>> python Would this idea make sense to do - if so what would be the
>> benefits of doing this and in what way would this not be a good idea
>> Cheers
> Yeah, that's a great idea.  Go for it.  Let me know when you're done.

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