In the process of implementing a new computer language, the point at which the
language is sufficiently effective that one can implement the language in
itself. That is, for a new language called, hypothetically, FOOGOL, one has
reached break-even when one can write a demonstration compiler for FOOGOL in
FOOGOL, discard the original implementation language, and thereafter use working
versions of FOOGOL to develop newer ones. This is an important milestone. See My
Favourite Toy Language.
[There actually is a language called Foogol].
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