Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Jun 2009 12:02 UTC, submitted by lproven
OSNews, Generic OSes Discerning techies probably know of the the programming language occam, designed for the Inmos Transputer highly parallel processor from the 1980s. It's not so widely-known that occam is still around and available for the x86 in the form of the Kent Retargetable occam Compiler, KRoC - nor that there's an entire PC OS, complete with GUI, written in occam-pi: RMoX.
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Good to see this!
by obsidian on Tue 9th Jun 2009 09:15 UTC
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It's really good to see these new OSs coming along, written in languages other than C.

This reminds me of "House", the OS written in Haskell - here's a link to that -
http://programatica.cs.pdx.edu/House/

There's also Kinetic - another Haskell-based OS -
http://www.ninj4.net/kinetic/

I've wondered in the past if it would be possible to write an OS in Python or Ruby. Given that it is possible in Haskell, I'd imagine the answer would be "yes". I'd love to see someone do it! ;)

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