Subject: Re: Perl OS? (was: torvalds)
From: Nick Jennings <>
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2001 19:58:45 -0700

On Sat, Oct 20, 2001 at 06:46:49PM -0400, Adam Theo wrote:
> hm... hate to change to topic here, but as a quickie note, anyone heard
> of a operating system done in Perl? complete with kernel? i've been
> thinking of trying it just because everyone's told me i shouldn't bother
> trying :-)
> i'm thinking of a OS that would basically be one big Jabber 
> <> client, working on a P2P model (which I want to 
> fix into Jabber), and uses a webpage-like interface to the desktop and 
> applications, instead of windows and panels. i wouldn't need to be 
> POSIX-compliant. i'm thinking of a pure XML filesystem, using the Common 
> Name Resolution Protocol (from the IETF) for file names and groups, 
> instead of a directory heirarchy.

 I'd be interested in workin on something like this as well. Let me know
 if you want to really do it, perhaps we can get a sourceforge project
 set up and talk about it via a mailing list.

  Nick Jennings