vala 0.44.7

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:
  - vala:
    + Fix mixup of target_glib_major/minor in set_target_glib_version() [#825]
    + Implicit GValue cast requires GOBJECT profile
    + NoAccessorMethod checks require GOBJECT profile
    + 'construct' is not supported in POSIX profile
  - codegen:
    + Use G_TYPE_CHECK_INSTANCE_CAST for comparisons with interfaces
    + Append line-break after G_DEFINE_AUTOPTR_CLEANUP_FUNC
    + Include required type-definition when casting from generic pointer [#828]
  - girparser: Handle "function-macro" by skipping them [gi#159]

 * Bindings:
  - glib-2.0: Add MappedFile.from_fd constructor [#824]
  - posix: Fix return-value of mknod() and c-include for tcgetsid()
  - webkit2gtk-4.0: Fix WebContext.initialize_notification_permissions()
  - x11: Fix return type of XInternAtoms and XGetAtomNames bindings

=========  (2.19K)

======== (3.20M)
  sha256sum: bf1ff4f59d5de2d626e98e98ef81cb75dc1e6a27610a7de4133597c430f1bd7c

[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]