keith.poole at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 17:27:09 PDT 2007
suppose it depends on the environment it's running in - would this be
native code on whichever platform it's running on
- Garbage collection/Object Store would be carried out by the VM (the VM
would perform the role of a microkernel?) - would this be written in JS?
or am I missing the point?
If that's that you're thinking, it's not a bad idea to use a C syntax
for development, since lots of people would be comfortable with that.
As far as the Right Thing(tm) goes, personally I think you'd struggle to
unify all of these languages, but there must be a set of minimal
principles that can be derived from them & people could create other
features from them.
PS, by Ian Piumarta's work do you mean the reconfigurable VM?
Tom Novelli wrote:
> I'd like to finish up the CMS and the historical/static website
> content, so if you can cover "current events" that'd be great. Are
> you following any projects or issues that might be of interest to us?
> As for something concrete, we shouldn't underestimate the
> inspirational power of a new proof-of-concept OS. It's important not
> to take this too seriously -- no name, no website, no long-winded
> formal specifications -- just a simple OS written in a simple language
> Collection and a Persistent Object Store implemented at the OS level.
> All high-level, no support for C, Assembler, etc. Drivers for VESA
> video, USB, ethernet/wireless, TCP/IP/HTTP, and a simplistic XML/XHTML
> browser. Fare seems to think it's doable, and we could build upon Ian
> Piumarta's work...
> The "right thing" would be to survey all the important/popular
> do a _thorough_ comparison of semantics & libraries (and how style &
> syntax are intertwined with semantics), then suggest changes to better
> integrate and unify these languages. But I doubt anyone has the
> discipline to do that.
> - Tom
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