vala 0.43.5

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:
    + Use dedicated error message for assignments to literals
    + Async methods don't allow out-parameters before in-parameters [#636]
    + Allow direct access to the integer constants of an error-domain [#732]
    + Multiple lamdba arguments in method call should all use same scope [#59]
  - codegen:
    + Use a parameter-map for creation of delegate declaration [#728]
    + Add "error_pos" CCode attribute and use it as needed [#728]
    + Emit struct declaration typedef before resolving its fields [#318]
    + Add "destroy_notify_cname" CCode attribute
    + Use get_ccode_*name/get_parameter_cexpression() for Parameters
    + Set owner for ValaDestroyNotify (POSIX) [#730]
    + Include "stddef.h" in CCodeBaseModule.destroy_value() (POSIX) [#730]
  - girparser: Recognize error parameter before delegate target parameter [#265]
  - compiler: Report deprecated command-line option "--thread"
  - valadoc: Specify that the "--driver" option is deprecated [#736]

 * Bindings:
  - atk: Don't use a custom SignalEmissionHook while it is part of gobject-2.0
  - gdk-pixbuf-2.0: Make PixbufSaveFunc usable [#728]
  - gio-2.0: Make DBusInterface[GS]etPropertyFunc usable [#728]
  - gio-2.0: Add CancellableSource ctor and update PollableSource ctors
  - glib-2.0: Add Queue.clear_full() since 2.60
  - gstreamer: Update from 1.15+ git master
  - gdk-3.0,gtk+-3.0: Update to 3.24.3+9c8f1478
  - gtk+-4.0: Update to 3.94.0+9b15c690
  - libsoup-2.4: Fix Message.add_*_handler() [#731]
  - vapi: Update GIR-based bindings

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