vala 0.45.2

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:
  - Only warn about imcompatible type of external construct property [#803]
  - codegen: Use array_length of collection variable instead of expression
  - girparser: Skip 'attribute' elements
  - girwriter: Report error on secondary top-level namespace [#805]
  - genie: Drop unused "writeonly" token
  - genie: Make 'self' match its TokenType name
  - tests: Null-terminate arrays for compatibility test of uint8 / uchar [#809]

 * Bindings:
  - gmodule-2.0: Build from GIR
  - glib-2.0: Add Unicode 12.0 symbols
  - gstreamer: Update from 1.17.0+ git master
  - gtk+-3.0: Update to 3.24.9~18177388
  - gtk4: Update to 3.96.0+8cfdd6c5
  - webkit2gtk-4.0: Update to 2.25.1
  - vapi: Update GIR-based bindings

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