vala 0.36.9

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 improvements and bug fixes:
  - codegen: Add destroy param when invoking delegate returned by delegate
  - gidlparser: Update type qualifiers
  - vala: Fix parameter type inference of overridden async methods [#792660]
  - codewriter: Don't use string.replace() to apply header_to_override [#731322]

 * Bindings:
  - glib-2.0: Add GLib.OPTION_REMAINING and GLib.OptionFlags.NONE
  - gtk+-2.0: Mark MessageDialog constructor parameter, message_format, as
    nullable [#791570]
  - gtk+-2.0/3.0: Don't hide user_data in Clipboard.set_with_data() [#792237]
  - gtk+-3.0: Update to 3.22.26+6f26d0dc
  - libwnck-3.0: Update to 3.24.1
  - posix: Add ctime(3) and fix binding of struct hostent and gethostbyname(3)
  - webkit2gtk-4.0: Update to 2.19.5
  - webkit2gtk-web-extension-4.0: Fix DOM.EventTarget interface

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