Python Operating System???

Bengt Richter bokr at
Fri Jan 7 17:29:44 EST 2005

On Fri, 07 Jan 2005 16:34:48 -0000, mike at (Michael Hobbs) wrote:

>David Brown <david at> 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. 
>The problem when using Python instead of C for OS development is that
>C was *specifically designed* to create an OS, while Python was designed
>for completely different purposes. If you want to write an OS, it would
>be wise to use a language that is suited for that purpose. If you
>dislike C so much and prefer Python so much more, your first step should
>be to design a Python dialect that is more appropriate for writing OS's.
>(I know that you mentioned C++, not C, but I decided to setup C as a
>straw-man to make my argument.)
I'd say look at Ada for HLL inspiration, if you want to deal with OS level stuff
in Python.

Bengt Richter

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