Hypothetically if there were an OS named YAOS(yet another OS) written in ALWAC (Another language with another compiler), assuming ALWAC is assembly optimized of course. Would ALWAC be comparable to C in performance, given that C is the fastest language that there is.
To rephrase the question: Would it be a good idea to write a language specifically for a kernel plugin like Symbian OS, Purity OS or Nutanix OS to speed up the development without compromising C like performance? A language native to an OS/kernel module, if you will. I mean, C came after Unix, historically, which is what raised this doubt.