About vala
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valac, the Vala compiler, is a self-hosting compiler that translates
Vala source code into C source and header files. It uses the GObject
type system to create classes and interfaces declared in the Vala
source code.

The syntax of Vala is similar to C#, modified to better fit the
GObject type system. Vala supports modern language features as the
following: Interfaces, Properties, Signals, Foreach, Lambda
expressions, Type inference for local variables, Generics, Non-null
types, Assisted memory management, Exception handling, Type modules
(Plugins)

Vala is designed to allow access to existing C libraries, especially
GObject-based libraries, without the need for runtime bindings. All
that is needed to use a library with Vala is an API file, containing
the class and method declarations in Vala syntax. Vala currently comes
with bindings for GLib and GTK+ and many others from the GNOME
Platform.

Using classes and methods written in Vala from an application written
in C is not difficult. The Vala library only has to install the
generated header files and C applications may then access the GObject-
based API of the Vala library as usual. It should also be easily
possible to write a bindings generator for access to Vala libraries
from applications written in e.g. C# as the Vala parser is written as
a library, so that all compile-time information is available when
generating a binding.

News
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 * Regression fix:
  - codegen: Don't try to infer error argument on async begin methods [#793158]
    This was a regression introduced by [#614294]


ChangeLog
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https://download.gnome.org/sources/vala/0.38/vala-0.38.7.changes  (307)

Download
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https://download.gnome.org/sources/vala/0.38/vala-0.38.7.tar.xz (3.25M)
  sha256sum: 09d10f5f7d0e4b3c905d9f636cb5ac55f317494e42c75e6572be4138b0603405

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