[rust-dev] Why does Rust compile slowly?

John Mija jon.mb at proinbox.com
Sun Oct 14 10:20:06 PDT 2012

This email is related to one sent to the Go mailing list[1] about the
great difference in compiling time between Rust which took 50 minutes,
and Go with a time of 2 minutes in build compiler, all libraries, all
commands and testing.

It looks that it is possible because it has been written in C, instead
of use C++. It is also interesting to know that the Go compiler has been
based in the Plan9 C compilers[2].

[2]: http://doc.cat-v.org/bell_labs/new_c_compilers/

Note: do not take this email like negative, I only hope that Rust can go
to better in time.

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