Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Sun 29th May 2011 09:42 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes It's funny how trying to have a consistent system design makes you constantly jump from one area of the designed OS to another. I initially just tried to implement interrupt handling, and now I'm cleaning up the design of an RPC-based daemon model, which will be used to implement interrupt handlers, along with most other system services. Anyway, now that I get to something I'm personally satisfied with, I wanted to ask everyone who's interested to check that design and tell me if anything in it sounds like a bad idea to them in the short or long run. That's because this is a core part of this OS' design, and I'm really not interested in core design mistakes emerging in a few years if I can fix them now. Many thanks in advance.
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RE: Comment by Kasi
by Kaj-de-Vos on Sun 29th May 2011 22:04 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kasi"
Kaj-de-Vos
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2010-06-09

Hmm, this is such a general concept that I don't know of any specific texts just about that topic. The previous poster said it is treated in ESR's hacker's bible, so that would be a good example. I learned it over the years in several of the systems I mentioned. Especially the REBOL language is excellent to form your mental model, because it implements this concept very purely, fundamentally and pervasively.

There are also many overlapping concepts, such as data driven programming, table driven programming, template oriented programming and modeling and markup languages, which are often different names for basically the same thing. Such concepts have sections on Wikipedia.

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