mightor wrote:hm - would this be just even more promising or already utopian?
There's simply GCC (that's PVC - Proper, Very C) that will work just fine. You'll have to do all the work yourself, of course, unless someone writes a library to talk to all the devices
Speaking of which, I wonder how LEGO will implement the VM on top of Linux. Is there going to be native Linux drivers for the sensors, so that the VM just call appropriate driver libraries? If so, it should be straightforward to interface C directly to the drivers in such an environment. When the VM becomes just another Linux process it will be much easier to swap it out for another environment. Alternative programming languages will be much more easily supported if this were the case.
Can't wait for more info.....