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

Atila Neves atila.neves at
Wed Aug 26 09:19:47 UTC 2020

On Thursday, 20 August 2020 at 23:16:40 UTC, Stefan Koch wrote:
> On Thursday, 20 August 2020 at 22:20:19 UTC, Andrei 
> Alexandrescu wrote:
>> On 8/20/20 4:50 PM, 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.
>> I tried Python a while ago, the build-run cycle for a simple 
>> program was about the same. For Perl it was faster.
> Neither perl nor python compile their code by default.

Yes, they do. Just not to x86.

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