Python Operating System???
b at b.b
Mon Jan 10 04:03:50 CET 2005
> I've written file systems in Python, and task schedulers in
Uh, not to be rude, but what are you talking about? If I'm not mistaken
> Huh? That's a non-sequitur, nothing prevents you from running Lisp on
> your PC or Mac. The same issues issues that apply to OS code, also
> apply to user code. The Lisp machine hardware wasn't needed only to
> make the OS run fast. The Lisp machine was developed so that people
> could deploy large user-level applications written in Lisp, and the
> hardware was there to support those applications. And given such a
> good Lisp environment, there was no reason to think of writing the OS
> in anything other than Lisp.
Upon reading back in the thread I see that you mean compiled Lisp, no? I
was thinking that there would be a Lisp interpreter in a kernel, which afaik
doesn't exist. In any case, as I said before I don't think it is
impossible, just a poor engineering decision and I don't see the rationale
behind it. Sure you can do anything for intellectual purposes and you'd
probably learn a lot, but the OP is looking for an easier way to write an
OS -- and that is not to write it in Python.
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