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On 22 Dec 2009, at 17:25, steve donovan wrote:
> Virtual machines can push the need for hardware into the future ;)
> Also would make a really cool research project, if there are any
> students/supervisors interested...

Well, I definitely think VMs have to take more responsibilities over from the OS, but a Lua OS research project should try to answer some interesting research question, since it would not be just the first OS written in/for a dynamic language.

Another related project from the Smalltalk world is SqueakNOS [].

Best Regards

Stefan Marr
Software Languages Lab
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2 / B-1050 Brussels / Belgium
Phone: +32 2 629 3956
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