Why DMD is so slow?

Robert Fraser fraserofthenight at gmail.com
Tue Jun 3 05:23:07 PDT 2008

Unknown W. Brackets wrote:
> As everyone has said, these are problems in DMD and DMC.
> DMD is not a bad compiler, but it doesn't have all of the optimizations 
> that some other compilers are.  For example, Microsoft's cl and Intel's 
> icc might possibly beat gcc at this too (although they don't currently 
> compile D code.)
> Anyway, it's a matter of priorities.  Improving the performance of DMD 
> compiled programs is great, but making the D language work is more 
> important.  If GDC can do a good optimization job, that's great for it 
> imho.

Which is why I think the LLVM project is so important. Many languages -> 
one optimizer -> many targets

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