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- Subject: Re: Lua-based OS (was: Safe Lua)
- From: HyperHacker <hyperhacker@...>
- Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2011 06:39:49 -0600
On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 06:35, Pierre Chapuis <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 3 Aug 2011 05:50:38 -0600, HyperHacker wrote:
>> I have thought about the idea of a Lua-based OS, and it could
>> certainly be interesting...
> I too think such a project would be interesting. It has already
> been tried at least once:
> Sadly the source code is no longer accessible.
> Does anybody here know where it could be found or if there have
> been other attempts at running a Lua application without OS support?
> Pierre Chapuis
I think the basic idea would be to just write a "bootstrap" kernel,
just enough to set up the machine and load a Lua script from
somewhere, providing it with functions to access the hardware, so that
everything from that level on could be done entirely in Lua.
A much easier method though might be to hack a Linux kernel. And no
matter which method you choose, proprietary graphic drivers present a
I haven't actually done anything other than thought about this though. :)
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