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tired: writing a compiler backend
wired: using LLVM and friends
inspired: reusing your frontend in your backend by converting the instruction selection problem to string matching (!!)

@danielhglus I almost suspected you're referring to the recent blog post about changes in the Firefox JS Engine.

@zladuric I really enjoyed that blog post, actually

here I was just talking about a book on instruction selection that I've been reading lately, and how it contains some techniques that violate my sense of engineering aesthetics

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