About vala

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

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

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.


 * Various bug fixes:
  - Fix GDestroyNotify of delegate parameters in delegate declaration [#639059]
  - Avoid critical when connecting dynamic signals
  - valac: Always use the given "pkg-config" and respect PKG_CONFIG envar
  - compiler: Prefix headers for set_cheader_override() if includedir is given
  - vala: Issue a warning on DBus methods which are not throwing an Error
  - Don't warn about unused internal methods which are meant to be visible
    on DBus [#593902]
  - Don't install vapicheck [#793370]

 * Bindings:
  - glib-2.0: Add KeyFile.get_locale_for_key()
  - gstreamer-1.0: Update from 1.13+ git master
  - gtk+-4.0: Update to 3.93.0+d07b14f4
  - purple: Update to 2.12.0
  - Update GIR-based bindings

https://download.gnome.org/sources/vala/0.39/vala-0.39.91.changes  (2.98K)

https://download.gnome.org/sources/vala/0.39/vala-0.39.91.tar.xz (3.17M)
  sha256sum: 6e10a007c55ccf782cbb39a47779f79e2aa0e2c44e797f8f5517b03af76166c4

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