vala 0.47.3

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.


 * Highlights:
  - Add further support for params arrays [#128]

 * Various improvements and bug fixes:
  - codegen:
    + Don't set implemenation of interface property to its own [#891]
    + Use result value of assignment rather than its computation [#895]
    + Cast instance parameter in member-initializer for base-properties [#899]
  - vala:
    + Infer target_type in coalescing expressions [#892]
    + Non-nullable value-type in coalesce expression needs to be copied [#893]
    + Fix short-circuiting behavior of coalescing operator [#534]
    + Always bail if there are semantic errors
  - girparser: Apply explicitly given ctype metadata attributes on callables

 * Bindings:
  - glib-2.0: Let (u)int.try_parse() return false if there is an unparsed part
  - gtk4: Update to 3.96.0+7e2e92a8
  - gstreamer: Update from 1.17.0+ git master
  - vapi: Update GIR-based bindings
  - webkit2gtk-4.0: Update to 2.27.4

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