[Tutor] Python as operating system?

Alan G alan.gauld at freenet.co.uk
Wed Sep 14 09:39:00 CEST 2005

> MrEd/DrScheme is another compelling example of a system that could 
> be
> considered a high-level operating system, given the environment that 
> they
> expose.  The paper: 
> http://www.ccs.neu.edu/scheme/pubs/icfp99-ffkf.pdf
> talks about this in more detail.]

I have a friend who teaches Common Lisp programming at Columbia
University and he wrote a virtual Operating System in Lisp for
his courses. These pseudo OS environments are useful for learning
and allowing 'safe' modification of the OS without getting into
the murky deails of C but ultimately they all need a real OS
underneath to talk to the hardware.

Alan G. 

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