|6 days ago||about 12 hours ago|
|MIT License||MIT License|
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Zig is becoming more production-worthy - zigmonthly
6 projects | reddit.com/r/stephentest | 4 Jul 2022
zigimg continues to get improvements, with support for JPEG, PNG, QOI, TGA and more image formats.
How would I compare two u8?
2 projects | reddit.com/r/Zig | 11 Mar 2021
You can use std.mem.eql. Dunno what you are trying to do with an PNG image but maybe my library can be useful? https://github.com/zigimg/zigimg
7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 8 Aug 2022
Take https://github.com/ziglang/zig/issues/12251 as an example. Several people from the Rust and Haskell community slacked off on twitter about how awful of a language design this is. However, when you think about what the language actually compiles to it makes perfect sense, and is pretty straightforward.
Rust has the goal of putting as much smartness between what you type and what gets produces, which is a perfectly fine goal, but without a specification for the input semantics it's a pretty wobbly thing, especially for a systems programming language. A lot of bit packing code is simply not writable in rust today without immediately invoking UB, that works for now but might break with every bugfix release.
The pervasive effects of C's malloc() and free() on C APIs
2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 7 Aug 2022
> This is unavoidable in any language that (supports dynamic memory allocation and) moves dynamic memory allocation into a library.
Not necessarily. The Zig standard library forces callers to provide at runtime an allocator to each data structure or function that allocates. Freeing is then handled either by running deinit() on the datastructure returned (a standard convention), or, if the function returns a pointer, using the same allocator you passed in to free the returned buffer. C's problem here is it doesn't have namespaces or member functions, so there's a mix of conventions for what the freeing function should be called.
C++ allows this as well for standard library containers, although I've rarely seen it used.
> Also, say a DLL function returns a char pointer containing a string. How would you know whether to call free or delete on it? Or, maybe, the equivalent of free in Frob, the language that DLL happens to be written in?
I have to concede this one. I can't see a way out of this other than documentation.
Original source of `(seed * 9301 and 49297) % 233280` random algorithm?
2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 6 Aug 2022
On modern hardware, you should instead use a count-leading-zeroes instruction to directly generate the exponent bits from a uniform bit pattern. This is what is done in the Zig standard library:
1 project | reddit.com/r/Zig | 6 Aug 2022
Issue for it being removed
WebAssembly with Zig, Part 1
2 projects | dev.to | 5 Aug 2022
A simpler language exists, named Zig. Zig is a newish language that still hasn't hit a 1.0 milestone release quite yet, it's currently at 0.9.1. But Zig is, in my eyes, a very good language. It's plain, it's simple, and you can read through the documentation pretty easily. It lends itself to classic C, and borrows ideas from other languages in a few places.
Why is GitHub so important?
1 project | reddit.com/r/learnprogramming | 4 Aug 2022
it's more than just file sharing. you can view the history of each git commit, different branches of the same codebase, an issues tab to manage bugs, pull requests for the merging of code from one branch to another and plenty more
Why no function overloading?
1 project | reddit.com/r/Zig | 2 Aug 2022
I can't seem to find any rationale for Zig not supporting function overloading, only mentions from Andrew that Zig does not and probably never will have it. Meanwhile that's one of the worst flaws of C, and one very easily correctable. Have there been any hard counter-arguments given?
What is missing in the zig ecosystem?
2 projects | reddit.com/r/Zig | 31 Jul 2022
Out of curiosity, when's the last time you looked into it? The deflate implementation got completely rewritten ~6 months ago: https://github.com/ziglang/zig/pull/10552
Carbon's most exciting feature is its calling convention
1 project | reddit.com/r/ProgrammingLanguages | 30 Jul 2022
Is it similar to the calling convention which causes this bug in zig? https://github.com/ziglang/zig/issues/12064
Getting some confusing output from zig test
1 project | reddit.com/r/Zig | 27 Jul 2022
The first line it's pointing to is erroneous (it's a leftover trace from a previous error that was caught). This is a known bug, the relevant issue is https://github.com/ziglang/zig/issues/1923
What are some alternatives?
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
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
rust - Empowering everyone to build reliable and efficient software.
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
llvm-project - The LLVM Project is a collection of modular and reusable compiler and toolchain technologies. Note: the repository does not accept github pull requests at this moment. Please submit your patches at http://reviews.llvm.org.
zig-range - A range function to loop over an index without an extra variable.
regex - An implementation of regular expressions for Rust. This implementation uses finite automata and guarantees linear time matching on all inputs.
rules_rust - Rust rules for Bazel