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I would say that yes, it does matter how the compiler is faster. Turbo Pascal, for instance, has a fast compiler (still faster than Go's last time I checked) and it is fast because it was hand-optimized in assembly to be so. That's impressive; especially so back in the days of the 286.

Golang's compiler is fast because they don't check everything they could, the language itself was intentionally dumbed down, and because it doesn't bother dealing with dependencies as tightly (or as well) as other languages. I'd say it is important to know that.

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