[Haskell-cafe] Well typed OS
vanessa.mchale at iohk.io
Sat Oct 20 01:11:01 UTC 2018
There's a lot of other stuff going on too, not just binary sizes - GHC's
runtime, a dynamic memory allocator, etc. I would hesitate to use
Haskell in the embedded context or for hardware-level stuff. I presume
GHC's approach to laziness has a role in this.
I don't have much experience with OCaml but my experience with ATS is
that it's very much possible to have functional, ML-style programming
without a runtime or even dynamic memory allocation.
On 10/19/18 4:02 PM, Andreas Reuleaux wrote:
> While this may not be an answer to your specific question,
> you may want to have a look at MirageOS, the Operating System
> written in Ocaml by Anil Madhavapeddy el.,
> We had discussed this some while ago in our seminar,
> and I learned that Ocaml may be a better fit for
> writing an operating system than Haskell, due to Ocaml's
> ability to produce small binaries, smaller than Haskell
> binaries in any case usually. - Being involved with
> Haskell personally, I would like to be proven wrong,
> of course (ie. I would like to see small Haskell binaries),
> and I have heard of some former efforts of writing an OS in Haskell
> as well (but I would have to search for links).
> just my 2 cents,
> Yotam Ohad <yotam2206 at gmail.com> writes:
>> In the last couple of days, I've been toying with the thought of an
>> operating system in which programs (or more accurately, any process) has a
>> distinct type which limits
>> its use of the machine. For example, `echo` (String -> String) won't be
>> able to print an output without a second program which would handle
>> changing stdout.
>> I think it could "break down" the IO monad into other structures that are
>> better at specifying what is changing: A file is read / memory written /
>> I do, however, not sure how to incorporate drivers (which handles IO and
>> external devices) into this. Giving them an `IO a` type feels like
>> cheating. I would be much cooler if there was a way
>> to treat them like the `echo` function from earlier.
>> What are your thoughts/suggestions? I'll be happy to hear them.
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