Python Operating System???
macrocosm at fastmail.fm
Thu Jan 6 18:37:29 EST 2005
David Brown wrote:
>Hello. I recently came across a free operating system called Unununium (or
>something like that) and it was developed in Python and Assembly.
>Now, I have been looking for a way to make an operating system for a long
>long time and the only possibilities I could find were C++ and assembly. I
>don't mind assembly so much if I don't have to use it very often. But C++ is
>so complicated and errors are pretty much impossible to find in the code for
>So, I was wondering if it would be possible to find a bootloader that loads
>a python file at startup or something...
>Is there an example somewhere of a Python OS?
People don't make Python OSs because it's a serious pain in the
Deng-Xiao-ping. J/k, I am half kidding. Go to google groups, and
search for Python OS. You will find that this topic has been discussed
numerous times. There was another project other than Unununium which
was Python based, but it is not being developed any longer and I fail to
remember what it was called. So search away, you will find many
results! Alternatively you could contact the Unununium folks for help.
Note also that there are Java OSs as well (and probably others). But
then again, if you don't like C++, you probably won't like Java. They
can be very different languages, but in my experience, the reasons why
one does not like C++ is usually due to a quality/flaw that can also be
found in Java.
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