Zig is an open-source programming language designed for robustness,
optimality, and maintainability.
- 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
- Cross-compiling is a first-class use case.
Signed-off-by: Nick Erdmann <email@example.com>
Signed-off-by: Joonas Niilola <firstname.lastname@example.org>