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From Brian Barnes:
Unfortunately, this line:
public static readonly Symbol FnOnceSym = (Symbol) Symbol.intern("fn*").withMeta(RT.map(Keyword.intern(null, "once"), true));
comes before this line:
static Dictionary<String, Type> _duplicateTypeMap = new Dictionary<string, Type>();
The evaluation of the first causes a call to the static method FindDuplicateType() within the same class, and this method uses the _duplicateTypeMap without a null check. This causes a null exception to be thrown because the initializer for _duplicateTypeMap hasn't executed yet.
My solution is to add a section at the very top of the Compiler class for "dependency" intializations - consisiting only of the initialization of _duplicateTypeMap at this point, to give a home to all such initializations that get used by the other static initializers.