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Re: Perl Operating System

by jaco (Pilgrim)
on Mar 27, 2004 at 05:46 UTC ( [id://340218]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl Operating System

It's not possible to have a real perlOS. Perl is not a compiled language, and therefore needs and interpretor to be understood. And the only way i know to have a running interpretor is to have an established OS to run it on.

sure, in C you have

OS written on otherOS in C -> compiled binary -> compiled binary runs as OS alone

but on perl it can't work the same.

os written in perl on otherOS -> interp on existing OS -> executable machine code -> can't stand alone as OS

You could have a layer2OS, for lack of a better term, that would have to sit infront of a shadow OS.

but, then again didn't larry wall say real programmers can write assembly in any language

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Re^2: Perl Operating System
by Anonymous Monk on May 06, 2014 at 21:02 UTC
    "didn't larry wall say real programmers can write assembly in any language" Did he? :)

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