can python do some kernel stuff?

Tim Roberts timr at
Thu Jun 5 07:33:52 CEST 2008

sturlamolden <sturlamolden at> wrote:
>On Jun 4, 12:41 am, Ethan Furman <et... at> wrote:
>> the kernel itself, *is* kernel coding.  And as wonderful as Python is,
>> it is *not* for kernel coding.
>Not in its present form, no, it would take some porting. But aside
>from that, is there any reason one could not embed a python
>interpreter in the kernel?

Not at all.  Microsoft Research has issued a preview release of an
operating system called "Singularity" where the entire kernel and all
drivers are written as managed code.  Since Python can now be used to write
managed code (via IronPython), Q.E.D.
Tim Roberts, timr at
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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