Linked by Quentin Hartman on Mon 14th Jul 2008 08:46 UTC, submitted by makkus
GTK+ At last week's Guadec meeting, Kristian Rietveld delivered the GTK+ "state of the union" report. GTK+ is the multi-platform toolkit behind a number of popular applications and, perhaps most well known, the Gnome Desktop environment for Linux. Read the full report here.
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What about Vala?

What about written a real Vala compiler that receives as input a Vala source code and outputs a binary GTK+ compliant?

Would be possible, but the current solution with C as an intermediate language has the advantage that you get all C compiler optimizations for free. And it is possible to distribute the generated C source along with the source tarball. So if someone wants to compile the application for his platform he wouldn't even need the Vala compiler.

Using C as an intermediate language for compiling is not uncommon. For example Eiffel does this, too.

Vala is a very nice programming language and is GTK+ centric, so will model everything à la GTK+... no wrappers, idioms or verbosity needed.

Actually it's GLib centric. ;) You can write object oriented applications without any GTK+.

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