Package vala

A modern programming language for GNOME

https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Vala

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. It's also planned to generate GIDL files when gobject-
introspection is ready.

The syntax of Vala is similar to C#, modified to better fit the GObject
type system.

General Commands
Command Description
valac-0.36 compiler that translates Vala source code into C source and header files
vala-gen-introspect-0.36 generate a GI file for GObject and glib based packages
vapigen-0.36 generate a Vala API