Compile Redis With Zig
There is a HN thread about C development setup that I tried to follow for my electronics project. At the end, I am not sure if I like the Docker+DevContainer+CMake setup. I used CMake ~10 years ago during my graduate program but wasn’t a big fan, and seems like I am still not today. Not to mention the mental overhead of learning Docker and DevContainer.
But in the HN thread, it mentions Zig as the build system for C/C++ projects. I have toyed with Zig late last year around Christmas time, which is more about getting a taste of the syntax. So I thought, why not give it a try.
As suggested in the thread, I tried Loris Cro’s C/C++/Zig Series.
The first step is to compile Redis with Zig.
The command we need is
make CC="zig cc" CXX="zig c++", which is telling make to use Zig as the compiler.
In the article, it suggests “you will need to use Zig 0.8.1 and commit be6ce8a of Redis”.
But I decided to try with Redis 7.2 and the latest Zig 0.11 instead.
The error I ran into is:
MAKE fpconv cd fpconv && /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/usr/bin/make zig cc -Wall -Os -g -c fpconv_dtoa.c ar rcs libfpconv.a fpconv_dtoa.o CC adlist.o error: LTO is not yet supported with the Mach-O object format. More details: https://github.com/ziglang/zig/issues/8680
Looks like Zig 0.11 doesn’t support LTO yet, but with a minor change to comment out
Makefile, I was able to compile successfully!
#lab notes #zig