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

Jacob Carlborg doob at
Wed Aug 26 11:49:06 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?

You could add Crystal [1] as well for completeness. It uses LLVM 
as its backend, so it might not be fast.

BTW, I see that you download DMD from The binaries at are compiled with DMD itself. You should compile DMD 
yourself using LDC, with the appropriate flags. It will give you 
a boost, perhaps 30%.


/Jacob Carlborg

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