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D - OS development with D

reply Clint Olson <Clint_member pathlink.com> writes:
I was curious if anyone has tried to do operating system development with D
since it is suitable for systems programming, even allowing access to the "bare
metal" via inline assembler?

If not, are there any reasons one would not be able to do this?

I assume you need to stay away from any portion of the runtime that requires
standard library calls.   Are there any guidelines on which parts to avoid?
Dec 09 2003
next sibling parent Ant <Ant_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <br589k$gi7$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Clint Olson says...
I was curious if anyone has tried to do operating system development with D
since it is suitable for systems programming, even allowing access to the "bare
metal" via inline assembler?

If not, are there any reasons one would not be able to do this?

I assume you need to stay away from any portion of the runtime that requires
standard library calls.   Are there any guidelines on which parts to avoid?

I found one recently. Can't remember where, can't find it again. Ant
Dec 09 2003
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Mark Brudnak <Mark_member pathlink.com> writes:
We could call it the "D Operating System" or DOS for short :^)

In article <br589k$gi7$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Clint Olson says...
I was curious if anyone has tried to do operating system development with D
since it is suitable for systems programming, even allowing access to the "bare
metal" via inline assembler?

If not, are there any reasons one would not be able to do this?

I assume you need to stay away from any portion of the runtime that requires
standard library calls.   Are there any guidelines on which parts to avoid?

Dec 09 2003
parent reply "Charles Sanders" <sanders-consulting comcast.net> writes:
Hehe, I wonder what the original D stood for.

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"Mark Brudnak" <Mark_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
news:br5eku$qgj$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 We could call it the "D Operating System" or DOS for short :^)

 In article <br589k$gi7$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Clint Olson says...
I was curious if anyone has tried to do operating system development with


since it is suitable for systems programming, even allowing access to the


metal" via inline assembler?

If not, are there any reasons one would not be able to do this?

I assume you need to stay away from any portion of the runtime that


standard library calls.   Are there any guidelines on which parts to




Dec 09 2003
parent "Kwan Ting" <me here.com> writes:
"Charles Sanders" <sanders-consulting comcast.net> wrote
 Hehe, I wonder what the original D stood for.

I'm sure it was "disk operating system".
 "Mark Brudnak" <Mark_member pathlink.com> wrote
 We could call it the "D Operating System" or DOS for short :^)


Nice one! :D KTC -- Experience is a good school but the fees are high. - Heinrich Heine
Dec 09 2003
prev sibling parent John Reimer <jjreimer telus.net> writes:
Clint Olson wrote:
 I was curious if anyone has tried to do operating system development with D
 since it is suitable for systems programming, even allowing access to the "bare
 metal" via inline assembler?
 
 If not, are there any reasons one would not be able to do this?
 
 I assume you need to stay away from any portion of the runtime that requires
 standard library calls.   Are there any guidelines on which parts to avoid?
 

Checkout one_mad_alien's D kernel: http://www.geocities.com/one_mad_alien/dkernel.html I don't know if he has an updated site for this, but this was the one in my bookmarks. Later, John
Dec 09 2003