Zig is described as 'Feature Highlights Small, simple language. Focus on debugging your application rather than debugging your knowledge of your programming language' and is an app in the Development category. There are eight alternatives to Zig for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, BSD and Android. The best alternative is C (programming language), which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Zig are C++ (Free, Open Source), Rust (Free, Open Source), V (programming language) (Free, Open Source) and Object Pascal (Free, Open Source).
C++ is a statically typed, free-form, multi-paradigm, compiled, general-purpose, powerful programming language. It is regarded as an intermediate-level language, as it comprises a combination of both high-level and low-level language features.
Pike is a dynamic programming language with a syntax similar to Java and C. It is simple to learn, does not require long compilation passes and has powerful built-in data types allowing simple and really fast data manipulation.