And it would have to be some desperate and twisted evil foo hackery that would code an entire operating system kernel in perl (that could run stand-alone). Perl device drivers do not sound like a Good Idea.
I did once moot the idea of turning Parrot into an operating system. But Parrot ne Perl after all.
Oh Lord, won’t you burn me a Knoppix CD ?
My friends all rate Windows, I must disagree.
Your powers of persuasion will set them all free,
So oh Lord, won’t you burn me a Knoppix CD ?
(Missquoting Janis Joplin)