VALAC

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Updated: May 2020
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NAME

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

SYNOPSIS

valac [OPTION]... [FILE]...  

DESCRIPTION

Vala is a 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.
 

Usage:

valac [OPTION?] FILE... - Vala Compiler
 

Help Options:

-?, --help
Show help options
 

Application Options:

--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
-b, --basedir=,DIRECTORY/
Base source directory
-d, --directory=,DIRECTORY/
Change output directory from current working 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
--fast-vapi
Output vapi without performing symbol resolution
--use-fast-vapi
Use --fast-vapi output during this compile
--vapi-comments
Include comments in generated vapi
--deps
Write make-style dependency information to this file
--depfile
Write make-style external dependency information for build systems to this file
--list-sources
Output a list of all source and binding files which are used
--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 (DEPRECATED AND IGNORED)
--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
--hide-internal
Hide symbols marked as internal
--enable-experimental
Enable experimental features
--disable-warnings
Disable warnings
--fatal-warnings
Treat warnings as fatal
--disable-since-check
Do not check whether used symbols exist in local packages
-k, --keep-going
Continue as much as possible after an error
--enable-experimental-non-null
Enable experimental enhancements for non-null types
--enable-gobject-tracing
Enable GObject creation tracing
--cc=,COMMAND/
Use COMMAND as C compiler command
-X, --Xcc=,OPTION/...
Pass OPTION to the C compiler
--pkg-config=,COMMAND/
Use COMMAND as pkg-config command
--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
--no-color
Disable colored output, alias for --color=,never/
--color=,WHEN/
Enable color output, options are 'always', 'never', or 'auto'
When no value is given always is implied. When neither --color or --no-color are declared then --color=auto is used where output is colored when stderr is a terminal.
--target-glib='MAJOR.MINOR', or 'auto'
Target version of glib for code generation
--gresources=,FILE/...
XML of gresources
--gresourcesdir=,DIRECTORY/...
Look for resources in DIRECTORY
--enable-version-header
Write vala build version in generated files
--disable-version-header
Do not write vala build version in generated files
--run-args
Arguments passed to directly compiled executable
--abi-stability
Enable support for ABI stability
This changes the current behaviour to output public members of classes and interfaces the same order as they appear in Vala source. For libraries is recommended to use --abi-stability to ensure the maintainability of the resulting Application Binary Interface (ABI). This option is disabled by default for backward compatibility because it can break ABI of existing projects.
 

BUGS

https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/vala/issues  

HOMEPAGE OR CONTACT

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

FEATURES

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

AUTHORS

J??rg Billeter, Raffaele Sandrini.


 

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