On Thursday, 27 October 2016 at 06:43:15 UTC, Sebastien Alaiwan
From the article:
Surprise: C++ without optimizations is the fastest! A few
other surprises: Rust also seems quite competitive here. D
starts out comparatively slow."
These benchmarks seem to support the idea that it's not the
parsing which is slow, but the code generation phase. If code
generation/optimization is the bottleneck, a "ccache-for-D"
("dcache"?) tool might be very beneficial.
I also have a working dcache implementation in LDC but it still
needs some polishing.