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For those making off-the-cuff judgments of how crazy this idea is: In 1990 or so, Dave Ungar told me he was going to make his crazy Self language work at practical speed by using the crazy idea of running the compiler on every method call at runtime. Then he and his crazy students based the Hotspot Java compiler on that crazy idea, which is now the industry-standard way of implementing dynamic languages. So now I tend to pay close attention to Dave's crazy ideas...



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