vala 0.42.6

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:
    + Replace some unfortunate asserts with internal error reports
    + Properly handle and catch inner-error of finally-block (#742)
    + Pass lambda expression of variable initializer to signal connect
    + Respect array_length_cname attribute for global fields
  - vala:
        + Check inferred variable_type of LocalVariables
        + Parser doesn't ensure "protected" to be applied on TypeSymbol members
  - girparser: Correctly set array_length_type for delegates returning an array
  - girwriter:
    + Support transfer-ownership="container" for arrays
    + Always use get_gir_name() for TypeSymbols
  - libvaladoc:
    + Don't change the size of an array in-parameter
    + Properly support the output of async constructors (#753)
  - valadoc: Report warning if resources for doclet could not be copied
  - g-i: Fix return value on error in start_discriminator()

 * Bindings:
  - atk-1.0: Adjust for upstream revert of Implementor using G_DEFINE_INTERFACE
  - clutter-1.0: Drop deprecated from Actor.pick() (#625)
  - gdk-3.0: Update to 3.24.4+a0129f55
  - gtk+-unix-print-*.0: Fix PrintJob.get_page_ranges(),
  - gobject-2.0: Add SignalHandler.disconnect_by_data()
  - poppler-glib: Update to 0.74

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