valac-0.18 man page

valac — compiler that translates Vala source code into C source and header files


valac [OPTION]... [FILE]...


Vala  is  a  new  programming  language  that  aims  to  bring  modern programming language features to GNOME developers without imposing any additional  runtime requirements  and  without using  a different  ABI compared to applications and libraries written in C.

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.



Look for package bindings in DIRECTORY


Look for .gir files in DIRECTORY


Look for GIR .metadata files in DIRECTORY


Include binding for PACKAGE


Output VAPI file name


Library name


GObject-Introspection repository file name

-b, --basedir=DIRECTORY

Base source directory

-d, --directory=DIRECTORY

Output directory


Display version number

-C, --ccode

Output C code

-H, --header=FILE

Output C header file


Use C header file


Directory used to include the C header file

-h, --internal-header=FILE

Output internal C header file


Output vapi with internal api


Output symbols file

-c, --compile

Compile but do not link

-o, --output=FILE

Place output in file FILE

-g, --debug

Produce debug information


Enable multithreading support


Enable GLib memory profiler

-D, --define=SYMBOL...



Use SYMBOL as entry point


Do not include standard packages


Disable assertions


Enable additional run-time checks


Enable deprecated features


Enable experimental features


Disable warnings


Treat warnings as fatal


Enable experimental enhancements for non-null types


Use COMMAND as C compiler command

-X, --Xcc=OPTION...

Pass OPTION. to the C compiler


Write code tree to FILE


Keep temporary files


Use the given profile instead of the default

-q, --quiet

Do not print messages to the console

-v, --verbose

Print additional messages to the console


Target version of glib for code generation


Write vala build version in generated files


Do not write vala build version in generated files


Interfaces, properties, signals, foreach, lambda expressions, type inference for local variables, generics, non-null types, assisted memory management, exception handling

Homepage and Bug Report


Jürg Billeter, Raffaele Sandrini.

Man page written to conform with Debian by Marc-Andre Lureau.


13 April 2010 vala-0.8.0 Vala