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