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    I saw this paper mentioned in Joshua Bloch’s Coders At Work interview, and thought it was a fun read. In particular, I enjoyed the way that the code starts simple and gradually becomes more complex based on profiling and user feedback. Reading the paper felt like observing the way the authors do work, and I always find that fascinating.

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      According to the C-Standard experts working on Gcc/Clang, this is not a meaningful C program and can be optimized to an infinite loop or aynthing else.