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'''Zig''' is an open-source programming language designed for robustness, optimality, and clarity.

Zig is under active development at its [https://github.com/ziglang/zig Github repository]. Solutions for RosettaCode tasks can also be found in the [https://github.com/tiehuis/zig-rosetta zig-rosetta] repository.

== Features == From the official website:

  • Manual memory management. Memory allocation failure is handled correctly. Edge cases matter!
  • Zig competes with C instead of depending on it. The Zig Standard Library does not depend on libc.
  • Small, simple language. Focus on debugging your application rather than debugging your knowledge of your programming language.
  • A fresh take on error handling that resembles what well-written C error handling looks like, minus the boilerplate and verbosity.
  • Debug mode optimizes for fast compilation time and crashing with a stack trace when undefined behavior would happen.
  • ReleaseFast mode produces heavily optimized code. What other projects call "Link Time Optimization" Zig does automatically.
  • ReleaseSafe mode produces optimized code but keeps safety checks enabled. Disable safety checks in the bottlenecks of your code.
  • Generic data structures and functions.
  • Compile-time reflection and compile-time code execution. No preprocessor.
  • Concurrency via coroutines. Async/await is thread-safe, non-blocking, and makes no syscalls, and therefore available in freestanding mode. You can multiplex coroutines onto a thread pool in userland for M:N concurrency.
  • Import .h files and directly use C types, variables, and functions.
  • Export functions, variables, and types for C code to depend on. Automatically generate .h files.
  • Optional type instead of null pointers.
  • Order independent top level declarations.
  • Friendly toward package maintainers. Reproducible build, 3-step bootstrapping process.
  • Cross-compiling is a first-class use case.