Is there any language that native-compiles faster than D?

Jacob Carlborg doob at
Fri Aug 21 06:20:18 UTC 2020

On 2020-08-20 22:50, Per Nordlöw wrote:
> After having evaluated the compilation speed of D compared to other 
> languages at
> I wonder; is there any language that compiles to native code anywhere 
> nearly as fast or faster than D, except C?

I'm surprised that you only have gccgo and not the reference/official 
(or whatever it's called) implementation. That one uses a fully custom 
tool chain, i.e. custom compiler, custom assembler, custom object format 
and custom linker. I'm sure it's faster than gccgo and it might be 
faster than D as well.

There's some work on a new Rust backend [1] as well. Not sure if that 
usable yet.

What about Nim and Vala, don't they count since they're generating C code?

[1] (first 
hit on Google)

/Jacob Carlborg

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