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Jun
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comment Is it a good idea to write an OS in a scripting language?
@nikie Lisp machines were built upon specialized hardware that basically implemented the Lisp virtual machine at the hardware level. So yes, in some since it is possible, but really at this point you are actually implementing your OS in the most primitive form possible - at the microcode level.
Jun
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comment Is it a good idea to write an OS in a scripting language?
Windows 8 - more specifically the WinRT runtime - provides an interface to use JavaScript as a first-class desktop application programming language. It's a neat idea for drawing web developers towards the WinRT platform, but a far cry from using JS as a system lanague.
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comment Is it a good idea to write an OS in a scripting language?
Actually that looks live the boot loader and low level features are written in c and assembly... Also, the entire js virtual machine is implemented in c...
Jun
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comment Is it a good idea to write an OS in a scripting language?
@ClintNash really? JavaScript by Definition lives within a runtime environment that must run on top of an OS. Sure, it's theoretically possible to precompile it to binary, but this is virtually unheard of. Node.js must run on a host os. JavaScript has no native access to the constructs required to write a real os. Sure, once you are at a high enough level of abstraction you can start using scripts, but something below it needs real, bare to the metal ability to interact with the hardware.
Jun
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comment Why is OOP difficult?
I would actually read it as a command you send. As in "tell the car to turn left". Oop was based on sending messages to objects, so that's how I would interpret it.
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answered How to hide the python code from users?
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comment Which would be a better way to load data via ajax
Just edited. I have never used handlebars or mustache, but that is the idea. I use KnockoutJS mostly for this type of situation due to its two-way data binding, but any template engine would probably work, depending on your specific requirements.
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May
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comment Am I deluding myself? Business analyst transition to programmer
I'd just echo that it can definitely be done - in a previous position, I worked with a contractor who did exactly that. He started making Access applications for a company from a non-dev role, then became an outside consultant for them, and eventually spun it into his own business and seems to be doing quite good.
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comment Dependency injection: How to sell it
That idea is really cool... Great sell for testing