vala 0.54.3

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.


 * Various improvements and bug fixes:
  - codegen: Actually free data when using "remove(_all)"
    on GLib.Queue/(S)List [#1238]
  - vala:
    + Parameter following ellipsis parameter is not allowed [#1237]
    + More thorough check of ValueType and set CodeNode.error on failure
    + Really check compatiblity of error types for delegate symbol
    + Correctly output signature of callable throwing error
    + Report error for non ErrorType in throws
    + Implement CodeWriter.visit_foreach_statement()/visit_catch_clause()
  - parser: Make sure ErrorCodes are accessible as needed
  - girparser: Add support for "ref_/ref_sink_/unref_function"
    metadata for classes [#1233]

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