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Looking into whether it's possible to replace babel with swc to improve the speed of webpack compilations. swc is written in and claims to be 16x faster. It's not a simple drop-in, sadly, because swc is missing some features we use via babel plugins, but the dev said they're interested in getting it to work

@Gargron Is babel really that slow for mastodon? I've always had lightening quick babel transpile times.

@krainboltgreene Webpack takes 5 minutes to compile everything. Admittedly I don't know where exactly that time is spent.

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