A Zig language server supporting Zig developers with features like autocomplete and goto definition (by zigtools)

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  • Have questions/requests/issues related to the Zig Language Server?
    5 projects | /r/Zig | 6 May 2023
    There is no official documentation but the standard library provides definitions for the exchange format and an incomplete set of function for exchanging messages in Client.zig and Server.zig. You can find examples of the zig compile server in action in my PR for ZLS and a showcase of hot-code-swapping by kubkon. The code that implements the ZCS in the zig codebase can be found here.
  • Question about zls
    1 project | /r/Zig | 20 Apr 2023
    Same experience here, I did file a bug about it too: https://github.com/zigtools/zls/issues/1139
  • Lack of instructions on using IDEs to start playing with Zig
    1 project | /r/Zig | 13 Apr 2023
    Welcome to the word of new languages, I think rust just got an intellij plugin late last year and its been in 1.0 since 2015 (not to mention the years of hype around it). When it comes to "non standard" languages (meaning not the industries current go to for a given niche), it helps to assume there's no "It's just works" type editor support. Luckily most languages, even new ones have LSP servers including zig, and editors like VSCode make it pretty simple to use them.
  • ZLS in VSCode not signaling (all) errors
    1 project | /r/Zig | 16 Mar 2023
  • Allow download in build flake's build phase.
    4 projects | /r/Nix | 23 Feb 2023
    For the people who come in the future and want to know how to do it, here is the code as of today (at some point it will be in ZLS repository - github.com/zigtools/zls - and you should take a look there too to see more up-to-date code).
  • Zig is now self–hosted by default
    13 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 19 Aug 2022
  • Help building ZLS
    1 project | /r/Zig | 9 May 2022
    Commands: git clone --recurse-submodules https://github.com/zigtools/zls cd zls zig build -Drelease-safe
  • Ask HN: What tool would you buy to make your life easier?
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 8 May 2022
  • Failing to Learn Zig via Advent of Code
    17 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 17 Jan 2022
    > Building is slow. It takes about ~3 seconds minimum which is frustratingly slow when I'm fighting basic syntax errors. I wish there was a fast zig check.

    > Lack of zig-analyzer makes learning hard.

    > zig fmt src/main.zig is nice. Wish it automatically ran on all files.

    I also did (well, "am doing", can only work a bit each day and am plugging through day 7 right now) AdventOfCode in Zig this year.

    These points here didn't resonate with me at all. I wonder if the author knew about or tried ZLS[0]. I had it on and integrated with my VSCode and it would check a lot of things as I went and format on save. I think I followed something like this[1] to set it up.

    [0] https://github.com/zigtools/zls

  • How in the world do you set up nvim-cmp?
    7 projects | /r/neovim | 23 Dec 2021
    cd $HOME/.local/zls && curl -L https://github.com/zigtools/zls/releases/download/0.9.0/x86_64-macos.tar.xz | tar -xJ --strip-components=1 -C .
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zigtools/zls is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of zls is Zig.

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