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Install latest/beta of Zig

Ubuntu 16.04 or later?

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Install using the command line

sudo snap install zig --beta --classic

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Zig is only available on the unstable beta channel. It could break and change often.

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Zig Programming Language

Zig is a general-purpose programming language and toolchain for maintaining robust, optimal, and reusable software.

A Simple Language

Focus on debugging your application rather than debugging your programming language knowledge.

  • No hidden control flow.
  • No hidden memory allocations.
  • No preprocessor, no macros.


A fresh approach to metaprogramming based on compile-time code execution and lazy evaluation.

  • Call any function at compile-time.
  • Manipulate types as values without runtime overhead.
  • Comptime emulates the target architecture.

Maintain it with Zig

Incrementally improve your C/C++/Zig codebase.

  • Use Zig as a zero-dependency, drop-in C/C++ compiler that supports cross-compilation out-of-the-box.
  • Leverage zig build to create a consistent development environment across all platforms.
  • Add a Zig compilation unit to C/C++ projects; cross-language LTO is enabled by default.

Details for Zig

  • MIT

Last updated
  • 31 October 2022


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