Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Nov 2006 19:34 UTC, submitted by Lambda
OSNews, Generic OSes House is a demo of software written in Haskell, running in a standalone environment. It is a system than can serve as a platform for exploring various ideas relating to low-level and system-level programming in a high-level functional language.
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The problem is C, not imperative languages.
by axilmar on Mon 27th Nov 2006 12:32 UTC
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The real problem behind operating system problems is the use of C as the base language for an O/S; if another imperative language is used, then the problems of C go away.

Using a functional language for writing an O/S is certainly an admirable task, but why bother with all the functional tricks when there are languages like ADA which are imperative but safe?

To put it differently: if you take Haskell and put assignment in it, you still have a fine language that does not have the problems of C, but you also have a lot more speed (try sorting a table with 100,000 records in a functional way!) and you do not need to twist your brain to find solutions to problems...

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