The recent discussion of "monkeypatching" in Ruby
brings up the general idea of changing an AI Mind
program "on the fly."

Does the "Java hotspot compiler" do the same thing
for Java -- "optimizing the airplane while you're in
flight"?

http://mind.sourceforge.net/mind4th.html (MindForth)
AI has recently become a True, thinking AI and
needs to be ported into Ruby or Java or any
other language (Dylan?) in which the software
of a living AI mind can be changed _while_
the_program_is_running -- so that the AI Mind
can live forever -- barring misadventure.

http://mentifex.virtualentity.com/m4thuser.html#3.4.1
describes the issue of immortalising the AI Mind.

Arthur
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http://mind.sourceforge.net/aisteps.html
http://mind.sourceforge.net/ruby.html
http://mind.sourceforge.net/java.html
http://mind.sourceforge.net/theory5.html