Four hundred and somewhat Euros and several tens of billions of transistors later, my MacBook Pro gloats happily with 8 GB of memory. Fired up the compile of stage 2, again.
I really should get rid of some redundant code; some code I just wrote to experiment with an idea, and see if it would go somewhere, some of it didn't, some of it works, but I just don't feel right about it. (Yeah, this is no nice academic development model, but, after having read through a number of compilers -like Haskell, Clean, Helium, ML,- I can't say they do much better. It's just toss in an idea, see what sticks everywhere.)