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Re: Perl Operating System

by Corion (Patriarch)
on Mar 25, 2004 at 15:12 UTC ( [id://339762]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl Operating System

There also are the Perl Power Tools, a port of many Unix tools.

Personally, I think that a PerlOS won't be viable because it will never get enough brainshare to keep the development rolling. Using a high level language with decent memory management to implement a kernel or the API layer upon the kernel is an interesting concept and a well proven implementation like Perls makes the start faster. But the problem is, that Perl already is present on many platforms and thus there are no features that Perl could provide in addition. People will not use PerlOS because they already have an OS and Perl works on that already, in the same way that JavaOS never took off.

If you want a PerlOS, consider looking at Apache together with mod_perl 2, or at the PerlFS modules that allow userspace Perl code to emulate file systems.

Update: Updated link to PPT

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