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I just discovered the worst thing.

There is a Java program which aims to run "any application written in C, C++, Fortran, or any other language supported by GCC" in pure Java.

How does it do this? They emulate a MIPS CPU in Java, and then feed the entire program (hardcoded as a string constant!) to the virtual CPU.

I discovered this because of a 4.4 MB(!) class file in the SQLite JDBC connector.

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