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 (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 ==== * Various improvements and bug fixes: - vapigen: Define "GOBJECT" corresponding to set profile of CodeContext [#933] - codegen: + Reset outdated array _size_ variable after use as ref parameter [#929] + Emit postconditions before free'ing local variables + Correctly access captured parameter in precondition of method [#144] + Use correctly typed array-length variable for property-getter + Use correctly typed array-length variable for delegate invocation + Inherit "array_length_type" from (base-) parameter/property/method [#938] + Improve handling of "array_length_type" attribute [#938] + Use memset to init inline-allocated array with non-constant size [#910] + Initialize temp-var for property array length before calling getter + Include "glib.h" for g_return_*() usage [#940] - vala: + Use error() instead of Report.error() inside of CodeContext.get() + Accept enum-values as length for inline allocated arrays [#935] + Improve copy of required attributes from delegate to lamdba method + Inherit lambda parameter attributes from delegate + Inline-allocated array aren't instantiated with creation expression [#926] - valadoc: Create and register current Vala.CodeContext properly - parser: Improve error message for invalid ArrayCreationExpression [#939] - tests: Drop usage of "--main main" and avoid ambigious entry-points - manual: Update from wiki.gnome.org * Bindings: - Add cairo-gobject binding - cairo: Add missing type_id attributes guarded by GOBJECT define - glib-2.0: Add binding for g_poll() [#924] - glib-2.0: Add binding for g_win32_ftruncate() - glib-2.0: Add missing IOChannel's win32 API - gio-2.0: Add binding for g_io_error_from_win32_error() - gstreamer: Update from 1.17.0+ git master - gtk4: Update to 3.98.1 - posix: Add pathconf and fpathconf bindings - vapi: Update GIR-based bindings ChangeLog ========= https://download.gnome.org/sources/vala/0.48/vala-0.48.2.changes (4.08K) Download ======== https://download.gnome.org/sources/vala/0.48/vala-0.48.2.tar.xz (3.27M) sha256sum: f095b0e624b8f4e5a426028ac255e477fad8c3b4c8cbbdebda8d6cd95bf79477 _______________________________________________ ftp-release-list mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/ftp-release-list