digitalmars.D - Zig talk on youtube (mentions D briefly)
- Mark (18/18) Apr 15 2018 There was a talk recently by the creator of the Zig language .
There was a talk recently by the creator of the Zig language . Zig which was mentioned on the forums a few times. The creator comes down really hard on languages with hidden memory allocations. He emphasizes correct handling of memory errors, particularly allocation fails. D is mentioned in the context of languages that handle such errors using exceptions principles of Zig is "no hidden control flow"). Strangely, Rust isn't mentioned at all. The compile-time features seem really nice. There are a lot of similarities with D templates, but also some differences - In Zig types are first class entities, so you can have functions taking and returning types. For instance, A generic list would be implemented as a (compile-time) function taking a type T and returning a user-defined type List[T]. In practice it doesn't seem that different from D templates but I thought it's a nice way to think about generics.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4oYSByyRak
Apr 15 2018