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> I can't wait until installing a program on linux is as simple as downloading a static executable and just running it and I hope zig brings this future.

For the record: This is pretty close to what AppImage is today. It's not quite 100% because userland fragmentation is so ridiculously bad that it doesn't work out of the box on a few of them, but I personally really wish all Linux software was distributed that way (or static like Zig).






And it pretty much proves that it's not such a great thing to aspire. Images are large, dependencies aren't updatable, locations don't match with distribution defaults.

On the other hand: no conflicts, no missing dependencies, can have multiple versions of the same thing installed at the same time, can store them anywhere including removable media...



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