, exoteric wrote

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That's an absurd conclusion. Depending on language compexity and optimizations applied, the compilation-time can vary wildly. One of the Go compilers can compile large code bases in less than a second.

 

I do not know other compilers. Was just figuring that the compilier would be the flagship app of a language and a lot of effort would be put into making it run well. And my recent experience using visual C++ is it is a bit shabby, kind of like the language and the compiler have been hacked together over the years. Which would be fine if I had an alternative. But C# does not handle structs very well and Microsoft says windows shell code should be written in C++.