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

Mike James foo at
Fri Aug 21 11:42:51 UTC 2020

On Thursday, 20 August 2020 at 20:50:25 UTC, 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?
> If so it most likely needs to use a backend other than LLVM.
> I believe Jai is supposed to do that but it hasn't been 
> released yet.

Turbo Pascal ;-)

It compiled so fast at a demonstration to customers they thought 
it was broke...


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