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    Something that surprised me was how similar V8’s object representation was to Self’s object representation. Perhaps the authors were influenced by the paper, or perhaps they simply came up with a similar representation on their own.

    Lars Bak worked on both Self and V8 so that is likely how the influence spread.

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      That’s a really nice catch! That’s quite interesting indeed, thank you.

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        Urs Hölzle was a key member of the Self team and hired Lars. Dave Ungar was last seen working on Swift at Apple.

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      This technique is also applied automatically in Python when using the PyPy interpreter; the PyPy team has an explanation of how it works for Python.