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Use this tag for questions about the process of encoding an arbitrary object into a sequence of bytes that can be decoded back into an identical object. This is typically used to save objects to a file or transmit them over a network.

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How to serialize IR with cross references?

When I type check, I generate IR and serialize them to avoid retypechecking of libraries, which is usually unchanged after the first compilation. However, I store these variable references using ...
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How do image-based languages deal with transient external references?

Image-based programming systems like Smalltalk tend to try to be totalising closed worlds, but inevitably there will be some need to interact with the outside. For example, code will be accessing a ...
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