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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<Project xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"
         xmlns:rdfs="http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#"
         xmlns:foaf="http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/"
         xmlns:gnome="http://api.gnome.org/doap-extensions#"
         xmlns="http://usefulinc.com/ns/doap#">

  <name xml:lang="en">vala</name>
  <shortdesc xml:lang="en">Compiler for the GObject type system</shortdesc>
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  <description>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 (Plugins)

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
Platform.

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.</description>
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  <homepage rdf:resource="https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Vala" />
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  <mailing-list rdf:resource="http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/vala-list" />
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  <download-page rdf:resource="https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Vala/Release" />
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  <bug-database rdf:resource="https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/vala/issues" />
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  <category rdf:resource="http://api.gnome.org/doap-extensions#core" />
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  <programming-language>Vala</programming-language>
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  <maintainer>
    <foaf:Person>
      <foaf:name>Jürg Billeter</foaf:name>
      <foaf:mbox rdf:resource="mailto:j@bitron.ch" />
      <gnome:userid>juergbi</gnome:userid>
    </foaf:Person>
  </maintainer>
  <maintainer>
    <foaf:Person>
      <foaf:name>Raffaele Sandrini</foaf:name>
      <foaf:mbox rdf:resource="mailto:rasa@gmx.ch" />
      <gnome:userid></gnome:userid>
    </foaf:Person>
  </maintainer>
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  <maintainer>
    <foaf:Person>
      <foaf:name>Rico Tzschichholz</foaf:name>
      <foaf:mbox rdf:resource="mailto:ricotz@ubuntu.com" />
      <gnome:userid>ricotz</gnome:userid>
    </foaf:Person>
  </maintainer>
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</Project>