Python Operating System???
b at b.b
Sat Jan 8 03:23:33 EST 2005
"Michael Hobbs" <mike at hobbshouse.org> wrote in message
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> David Brown <david at graydragon.net> wrote:
> > Hello. I recently came across a free operating system called Unununium
> > 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 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.
Yes, that sounds pretty realistic : ) For someone who is choosing the wrong
language to write an OS, and who I would guess doesn't understand interrupt
programming and the like -- their first task should be to redesign Python!!
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