Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Jul 2011 07:29 UTC, submitted by Gregory
OSNews, Generic OSes The Hurd is still doing its thing. "Jeremie Koenig started working on his Google Summer of Code project: bringing not only Java to the Hurd, but also fixing or adding missing parts in the Hurd's components along the way. For example, he already contributed a set of signal handling improvements. Samuel Thibault created the first Debian GNU/Hurd CD set with a graphical installer. You can dowload it at the usual place for Debian CD images."
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Hurd...Coyotos...BitC
by fran on Wed 13th Jul 2011 11:00 UTC
fran
Member since:
2010-08-06

just wiki'd hurd to learn more about it.
In this they also linked to Coyotos OS and this linked to BitC programming language that want to bring the ease of higher level programming to closer hardware interaction.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coyotos
http://www.bitc-lang.org/

I wonder what how this projects compare to higher level languages trying to solve this in another way.
Like the Pyrix and Cython is to Python.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrex_(programming_language)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coyotos

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RE: Hurd...Coyotos...BitC
by matt.r on Wed 13th Jul 2011 12:32 in reply to "Hurd...Coyotos...BitC"
matt.r Member since:
2011-06-29

BitC isn't really about programming hardware in a higher level language.

It is about programming an OS in a language that is safe.
while Guido might fly in an all python airplane[1]
I wouldn't.

BitC really probably falls as far from python on the spectrum of languages as any 2 languages could.

[1] http://www.artima.com/intv/strongweakP.html

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