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Vala is an open source programming language created in 2006.

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Vala is an object-oriented programming language with a self-hosting compiler that generates C code and uses the GObject system. Vala is syntactically similar to C# and includes several features such as: anonymous functions, signals, properties, generics, assisted memory management, exception handling, type inference, and foreach statements. Its developers Jürg Billeter and Raffaele Sandrini aim to bring these features to the plain C runtime with little overhead and no special runtime support by targeting the GObject object system. Read more on Wikipedia...

Example from the web:
int main (string[] args) { var app = new Gtk.Application( "com.example.App", ApplicationFlags.FLAGS_NONE ); app.activate.connect(() => { var win = new Gtk.ApplicationWindow(app); var btn = new Gtk.Button.with_label("Hello World");; win.child = btn; win.present(); }) return; }
Example from Riju:
void main () { print("Hello, world!\n"); }
Example from hello-world:
static void main (string[] args) { stdout.printf ("Hello World\n"); }
Example from Wikipedia:
void main () { print("Hello, world!\n"); }

Language features

Feature Supported Token Example
Strings "
"Hello world"
Print() Debugging stdout.printf
// A comment
Line Comments //
// A comment
Semantic Indentation X

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