Linking is the slowest part of D's compilation process– can we use mold to speed it up?

Petar Petar
Wed Feb 24 20:48:49 UTC 2021

On Wednesday, 24 February 2021 at 20:05:17 UTC, Imperatorn wrote:
> On Tuesday, 23 February 2021 at 14:41:59 UTC, James Lu wrote:
>> Linking is the slowest part of D's compilation process. It is 
>> what makes its compilation speed uncompetitive with 
>> interrpreted scripting languages like Python and JavaScript.
>> This project to make a faster linker is in alpha: 
>>> [...]
>>> [...]
> Have you looked at gold or lld?

 From the readme file:

> LLVM's lld, the fastest open-source linker which I originally 
> created a few years ago, takes about 12 seconds to link 
> Chromium on my machine. So the goal is 12x performance bump 
> over lld. Compared to GNU gold, it's more than 50x.

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