vala 0.52.11

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:
    + Generated SimpleType structs don't have a type id
    + Avoid symbol clashes with "va_*" from "stdarg.h"
    + Access of inline allocated array is guaranteed to be non null [#1282]
    + Don't uncoditionally null check callback_func for GLib.Closure [#1282]
    + Access of stack allocated struct is guaranteed to be non null [#1282]
    + Use correct target/destroy of delegate field initializer [#1285]
  - gtkmodule: Recurse inner classes of ObjectTypeSymbols
  - vala:
    + Show source location when reporting deprecations
    + Require lvalue access of delegate target/destroy "fields" [#857]
    + Transform assignment of an array element as needed [#889] [#1258]
    + Add missing TraverseVisitor.visit_data_type()
    + 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
  - parser: Reduce the source reference of main block method to its beginning
  - parser: Improve handling of nullable VarType in with-statement
  - manual: Update from

 * Bindings:
  - alsa: Add/fix *.alloca() functions
  - glib-2.0: Fix criticals in string.joinv() with arrays that start with null
  - libgeoclue-2.0: Fix Simple.with_thresholds() contructor binding
  - libsoup-2.4: Cherry-pick bindings fixes from 0.56
  - v4l2: Update V4l2.Capabilities and fix some inline arrays

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