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Sun 20 - Fri 25 October 2019 Athens, Greece
Sun 20 Oct 2019 14:00 - 15:00 at Room 1A - Tooling Chair(s): Christophe Scholliers

Metaobject Protocols and Type Checks, do they have much in common? Perhaps not from a language perspective. However, under the hood of a modern virtual machine, they turn out to show very similar behavior and can be optimized very similarly.

This talk will go back to the days of Terminator 2, The Naked Gun 2 1/2, and Star Trek VI. We will revisit the early days of just-in-time compilation, the basic insights that are still true, and see how to apply them to metaprogramming techniques of different shapes and forms.