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Are there metrics on how often variables in dynamically-typed languages change their type (not "parametrically")

One aspect of a dynamically typed language is that it is possible for a variable to change its type (the "type" of the value it holds) in the course of "straight line code". This ...
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How to test a compiler/interpreter?

What are some testing techniques and strategies (in software engineering sense) that are relevant to compilers/interpreters? For example, having a set of complete programs and verifying their runtime ...
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