General-purpose programming language and toolchain for maintaining robust, optimal, and reusable sof...
A general-purpose programming language and toolchain for maintaining robust, optimal, and reusable software.
This step must be repeated when you make changes to any of the C++ source code.
mkdir build cd build cmake .. make install
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brew install cmake llvm brew outdated llvm || brew upgrade llvm mkdir build cd build cmake .. -DCMAKE_PREFIX_PATH=$(brew --prefix llvm) make install
Now we use the stage1 binary:
zig build --prefix $(pwd)/stage2 -Denable-llvm
stage2/bin/zigwhich can be used for testing and development. Once it is feature complete, it will be used to build stage 3 - the final compiler binary.
Note: Stage 2 compiler is not yet able to build Stage 3. Building Stage 3 is not yet supported.
Once the self-hosted compiler can build itself, this will be the actual compiler binary that we will install to the system. Until then, users should use stage 1.
stage2/bin/zig build install -Drelease
The ultimate goal of the Zig project is to serve users. As a first-order effect, this means users of the compiler, helping programmers to write better code. Even more important, however, are the end users.
Zig is intended to be used to help end users accomplish their goals. For example, it would be inappropriate and offensive to use Zig to implement dark patterns and it would be shameful to utilize Zig to exploit people instead of benefit them.
However, such problems are best solved with social norms, not with software licenses. Any attempt to complicate the software license of Zig would risk compromising the value Zig provides to users.
Therefore, Zig is available under the MIT (Expat) License, and comes with a humble request: use it to make software better serve the needs of end users.