I was curious if Zig was as good as Nim about “minimalist hello-world” builds (yes, a ridiculous metric, but still …), and found that yes, it was quite similar, but was surprised to find that Ocaml did one better on them(!)
➜ ocaml-playground cat hello_world.ml print_string "Hello World from Ocaml !!\n"
(Yes, that’s it, just one line)
➜ ocaml-playground ocamlc hello_world.ml -o hello_world ➜ ocaml-playground ./hello_world Hello World from Ocaml !! ➜ ocaml-playground l hello_world .rwxr-xr-x 18k agam 25 May 0:45 hello_world
Just 18K, under half of Nim and much lower than anything else on this list!
(This is with
ocamlc version 4.06.1 on Debian 9.6)