vala 0.52.6

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:
    + Fix property access inside opaque compact class
    + Add type declaration for implicit temporary local variable
  - vala:
    + Warn about unsupported cast to void and drop it [#1070]
    + Don't restrict element type of GLib.Array [#1227]
    + Multi-dimensional params-array not allowed [#1230]
    + Accept NullType as generic type argument
    + Set source references of created DataType instances in OCE
  - valadoc: Correctly format background of inline @link's [#1226]

 * Bindings:
  - gio-2.0: Unhide a few usable symbols which are marked not introspectable [#1222]
  - gio-2.0: Backport fixes from 0.54.2
  - glib-2.0: Current constants in GLib.Math are part of glib.h [#1220]
  - glib-2.0: Add RefString since 2.58 [#723]
  - gtk4: Backport fixes from 0.54.2

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