Python Operating System???

Arich Chanachai macrocosm at fastmail.fm
Fri Jan 7 03:08:06 CET 2005


Roose wrote:

>What exactly do you mean by an operating system?
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>If you don't want to program in C/C++ then you're going to have a hard time.
>I don't want to be too discouraging, but with that attitude I doubt you
>would get very far.
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Indeed, this is very true.

>It sounds like you want to make more of an OS shell -- no?  You can
>implement a shell on top of any OS and probably do it in a language like
>Python.
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He should just build around a linux core or use OS kit (if he is 
serious/determined).

>But if it is going to be a complete OS in pure Python, uh, it won't be!
>You'll have to do a lot of stuff in C, at the least interface with the
>hardware.
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He could use something like O' caml or Oz no?  I might be confused, but 
I understood them to be C/C++ comparable in terms of power and in that 
they both compile vs. VMs and interpreters (for O' caml this is optional 
I think).  Or what about D?



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