AST to AST JIT Backend
atila.neves at gmail.com
Thu Sep 3 16:29:50 UTC 2020
On Tuesday, 1 September 2020 at 00:15:24 UTC, James Lu wrote:
> I have an idea, one way we can get faster compiles for Dlang is
> by compiling to an existing JITted language, which could be
> easier to build a proof of concept for than a full optimizing
> JIT compiler.
> Perhaps we could compile Dlang to Lua, targeting LuaJIT or
> well. Combined with Dlang's natural type information, it could
> result in fast machine code, fast. Backends for the Nim
> could generate decent quality machine code much faster than
> LLVM D Compiler.
What you're talking about is exactly what I've wanted to do for
about a year now, with the addition of a focus on running unit
tests. My goal is to experiment and find out what is the fastest
way to get results from tests, which is tricky since it's a
balancing act between interpreting/compiling/executing. I'm fed
up of paying the linker tax.
I wish I had the time.
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