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Version: Zig 0.12.0


Zig provides the command zig translate-c for automatic translation from C source code.

Create the file main.c with the following contents.

#include <stddef.h>

void int_sort(int* array, size_t count) {
for (int i = 0; i < count - 1; i++) {
for (int j = 0; j < count - i - 1; j++) {
if (array[j] > array[j+1]) {
int temp = array[j];
array[j] = array[j+1];
array[j+1] = temp;

Run the command zig translate-c main.c to get the equivalent Zig code output to your console (stdout). You may wish to pipe this into a file with zig translate-c main.c > int_sort.zig (warning for Windows users: piping in PowerShell will produce a file with the incorrect encoding - use your editor to correct this).

In another file you could use @import("int_sort.zig") to use this function.

Currently the code produced may be unnecessarily verbose, though translate-c successfully translates most C code into Zig. You may wish to use translate-c to produce Zig code before editing it into more idiomatic code; a gradual transfer from C to Zig within a codebase is a supported use case.