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Strongtalk is a statically typed object-oriented programming language and dialect of the Smalltalk-80 language. The language was developed at Sun Microsystems by a team that included Gilad Bracha, Lars Bak, and David Griswold. Strongtalk introduced significant innovations in optimization techniques and runtime performance for dynamic languages. It implements strong (static) typing to catch errors at compile-time rather than run-time, allowing for more efficient execution without sacrificing the developer's productivity or expressive power typically associated with dynamically typed languages like Smalltalk. Despite being praised as an elegant solution to improving performance in dynamically typed languages, Strongtalk did not achieve widespread adoption but inspired further exploration of similar concepts in other programming environments.

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