rust VS zig

Compare rust vs zig and see what are their differences.

rust

Empowering everyone to build reliable and efficient software. (by rust-lang)

zig

General-purpose programming language and toolchain for maintaining robust, optimal, and reusable software. (by ziglang)
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rust zig
2155 589
76,857 19,578
2.5% 4.7%
10.0 10.0
5 days ago 3 days ago
Rust Zig
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later MIT License
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rust

Posts with mentions or reviews of rust. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-01-27.

zig

Posts with mentions or reviews of zig. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-01-22.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing rust and zig you can also consider the following projects:

Nim - Nim is a statically typed compiled systems programming language. It combines successful concepts from mature languages like Python, Ada and Modula. Its design focuses on efficiency, expressiveness, and elegance (in that order of priority).

Odin - Odin Programming Language

carbon-lang - Carbon Language's main repository: documents, design, implementation, and related tools. (NOTE: Carbon Language is experimental; see README)

v - Simple, fast, safe, compiled language for developing maintainable software. Compiles itself in <1s with zero library dependencies. Supports automatic C => V translation. https://vlang.io

rust - Rust for the xtensa architecture. Built in targets for the ESP32 and ESP8266

go - The Go programming language

TinyGo - Go compiler for small places. Microcontrollers, WebAssembly (WASM/WASI), and command-line tools. Based on LLVM.

crystal - The Crystal Programming Language

Elixir - Elixir is a dynamic, functional language designed for building scalable and maintainable applications

rust-analyzer - A Rust compiler front-end for IDEs [Moved to: https://github.com/rust-lang/rust-analyzer]