Oduah Chigozie
Jun 4, 2024 ⋅ 9 min read

Comparing Rust vs. Zig: Performance, safety, and more

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2 Replies to "Comparing Rust vs. Zig: Performance, safety, and more"

  1. A factor not considered here is ease of use.

    Rust is a monster of a language that straddles multiple paradigms, and the borrow checker imposes restrictions on how you design. It is going to take the average developer significant time and work before they can produce elegant solutions in the Rust idiom. The learning curve can be compared to C++.

    Zig is a much more minimal and familiar type of procedural language, leaving more mental overhead free for actually solving the problem in hand. The learning curve can be compared to C.

  2. Rust uses a lot of checks for safety and its syntax is quite complex. For safety reasons, runtime performance may be affected. If you only write safe code, you can feel the reward of using Rust, but sometimes performance decreases due to unnecessary safety. If you use unsafe code to prevent this, performance will be faster, but the meaning of using Rust will fade. In light of this, people like to use Rust like C/C++. To make it selectively safe and fast. So why not just use C/C++ or Zig? It’s much easier, simpler, and basically just faster, right? When using Rust, I often feel like I need to program just to program. Every time, I miss C very much. Rust is an attractive language, but objectively speaking, it is a language that makes programming difficult… Reducing programming mistakes is up to each individual, and I believe that a good programming language is one that is as simple, convenient, and fast as possible. I hope you have a great day today!

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