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New challenger joins Rust to topple C language

Serdar Yegulap | Aug. 31, 2016
Zig interfaces closely with existing C code, but helps avoid common programming problems and security hazards.

Rust's biggest advantage right now is in momentum and brand-name recognition. In addition to springing from Mozilla, Rust is building up a vast library of third-party libraries (aka crates) and is starting to appear in actual shipping software (mainly Firefox). Zig is still a prototype with very little to call its own beyond a minimal standard library, but it's already possible to build running software with the language -- such as a simple Tetris clone.

Source: InfoWorld


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