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

Stefan Koch uplink.coder at
Wed Aug 26 12:08:16 UTC 2020

On Wednesday, 26 August 2020 at 09:19:47 UTC, Atila Neves wrote:
> 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.

If they compile to bytecode that's still not native code.
Which is what was asked if I understood the question correctly.

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