vala 0.55.3

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:
  - Allow usage of dynamic on VarType [#187]

 * Various improvements and bug fixes:
  - codegen: Use correct target/destroy of delegate field initializer [#1285]
  - codegen: Stop generating wrappers for dynamic property access
  - gtkmodule: Improve UI parsing and handling of nested objects and properties
  - vala:
    + Add missing TraverseVisitor.visit_data_type()
    + Improve check of generic type references in static contexts [#1284]
    + Make sure to drop our "trap" jump target in case of an error [#1287]
    + Move dynamic property errors to semantic analyzer pass
    + Free empty stack list for code contexts
    + Clear SemanticAnalyzer.current_{symbol,source_file} when not needed anymore

 * Bindings:
  - gio-2.0,glib-2.0,gobject-2.0: Update 2.72 symbols
  - gstreamer: Update from 1.19.90+ git main
  - gtk4: Specify sentinel for GtkAcessible methods
  - gtk4: Update to 4.6.0+06ec4ec1
  - vapi: Update GIR-based bindings

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