vala 0.40.8

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:
  - Fix links in the Manual
  - libvaladoc: Change link to Valadoc wiki page for HTML doclet
  - valadoc: Use HTML5 doctype in HTML doclet
  - codegen: Let methods return -1 on error by default if possible [#526]
  - Allow TypeModule subclasses as parameter-type in module-init-method [#648]
  - girparser: Allow changing the type of constants using metadata [#643]
  - girwriter: Add boolean GIR visible attribute to allow skipping symbols
  - vala: Report error for error-domains without any code
  - parser: Accept "empty" enums/error-domains [#253]
  - codewriter: Output bodies of code-blocks if in VAPIGEN mode [#253]

 * Bindings:
  - gobject-2.0: Add lower_case_csuffix attributes to Type* symbols
  - gdk-3.0,gtk+-3.0: Update to 3.23.0+df045423
  - gio-2.0: Add custom IOError.from_errno() to make it work as expected [#253]
  - gtk+-4.0: Update to 3.94.0+bf5f27c6
  - gstreamer-rtsp-server-1.0: Update from 1.14+ git master [#653]

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