Phoronix: Latest Trolling? The Linux Kernel In Perl
For those in need of some light reading this weekend, the latest comical proposal hitting the Linux kernel mailing list is to have a new project writing portions of the kernel in the Perl programming language...
What makes it far more obvious he's trolling is that he tries to rewrite fractions of a kernel he acknowledges is big (and big ALWAYS means harder to understand), instead of trying the concept with something simpler, like a microkernel. Minix up to version 2, for example, was designed for teaching kernels, that's a good one to try new concepts.
All that trolling aside, may be it is not so bad to have a interpreted language support in kernel level. Not a fully featured language but a subset of python or other language may be? or may be a C scripting? It would be good for debug and quick testing? Or writing kernel modules without recompiling it fully(driver or subsystem is not performance oriented). I am not sure about even if it is possible or feasible but was just thinking.
"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." ;DD I guess this guy feels like that^^
They didn't ignore him, I've seen two serious answers. None of them laughing at the guy, none of them fighting him.
Still, I'm sure the guy is a troll, not a serious person trying to start a hobby/experimental project. If that was the case, he would probably not be trying to make it upstream until the concept is proven.