valac-0.18 man page

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

Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Options

--help
--vapidir=DIRECTORY...

Look for package bindings in DIRECTORY

--girdir=DIRECTORY...

Look for .gir files in DIRECTORY

--metadatadir=DIRECTORY...

Look for GIR .metadata files in DIRECTORY

--pkg=PACKAGE...

Include binding for PACKAGE

--vapi=FILE

Output VAPI file name

--library=NAME

Library name

--gir=NAME-VERSION.gir

GObject-Introspection repository file name

-b, --basedir=DIRECTORY

Base source directory

-d, --directory=DIRECTORY

Output directory

--version

Display version number

-C, --ccode

Output C code

-H, --header=FILE

Output C header file

--use-header

Use C header file

--includedir=DIRECTORY

Directory used to include the C header file

-h, --internal-header=FILE

Output internal C header file

--internal-vapi=FILE

Output vapi with internal api

--symbols=FILE

Output symbols file

-c, --compile

Compile but do not link

-o, --output=FILE

Place output in file FILE

-g, --debug

Produce debug information

--thread

Enable multithreading support

--enable-mem-profiler

Enable GLib memory profiler

-D, --define=SYMBOL...

Define SYMBOL

--main=SYMBOL...

Use SYMBOL as entry point

--nostdpkg

Do not include standard packages

--disable-assert

Disable assertions

--enable-checking

Enable additional run-time checks

--enable-deprecated

Enable deprecated features

--enable-experimental

Enable experimental features

--disable-warnings

Disable warnings

--fatal-warnings

Treat warnings as fatal

--enable-experimental-non-null

Enable experimental enhancements for non-null types

--cc=COMMAND

Use COMMAND as C compiler command

-X, --Xcc=OPTION...

Pass OPTION. to the C compiler

--dump-tree=FILE

Write code tree to FILE

--save-temps

Keep temporary files

--profile=PROFILE

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-glib=MAJOR.MINOR

Target version of glib for code generation

--enable-version-header

Write vala build version in generated files

--disable-version-header

Do not write vala build version in generated files

Features

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

Homepage and Bug Report

http://www.vala-project.org/

Authors

Jürg Billeter, Raffaele Sandrini.

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

Info

13 April 2010 vala-0.8.0 Vala