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Published : Mar 29, 2022
Mar 2022
Assess ? Worth exploring with the goal of understanding how it will affect your enterprise.

Zig is a new language that shares many attributes with C but with stronger typing, easier memory allocation, support for namespacing and a host of other features. Its syntax, however, is reminiscent of JavaScript rather than C, which some may hold against it. Zig's aim is to provide a very simple language with straightforward compilation that minimizes side-effects and delivers predictable, easy-to-trace execution. Zig also provides simplified access to LLVM's cross-compilation capability. Some of our developers have found this feature so viable, they're using Zig as a cross-compiler even though they aren't writing Zig code. Zig is a novel language and worth looking into for applications where C is being considered or already in use as well as for low-level systems applications that require explicit memory manipulation.


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