valac-0.34 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
--shared-library=NAME
Shared library name used in generated .gir
--gir=NAME-VERSION.gir
GObject-Introspection repository file name
--gresources=FILE...
GResources XML file name
-b, --basedir=DIRECTORY
Base source directory
-d, --directory=DIRECTORY
Output directory
--version
Display version number
--api-version
Display API 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
--no-color
Disable colored output
-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