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

James Lu jamtlu at
Wed Aug 26 16:05:23 UTC 2020

On Wednesday, 26 August 2020 at 13:16:08 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
> On 8/25/20 9:13 PM, James Lu wrote:
>> V8 JavaScript compiles faster:
>> $ d8 --always-opt --trace-opt --single-threaded 
>> --no-compilation-cache mandelbrot.js | ts -s "%.s"
> Interesting. What is the result of that compilation? A 
> traditional binary file, or a webassembly?

In an earlier post from me in this thread, I added together V8's 
internal timing to suggest that its codgen (SSA building, SSA 
optimization, conversion to machine code) phase runs 100 times 
faster than LLVM on similar code in D.

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