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Discussion on: Vala Deserves a Closer Look

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Bruce Davidson

I like Vala quite a bit. It's easy to write, and compiles to c, so it runs anywhere. Almost. It depends on Gnome's GLib for it's runtime, and GLib is not very portable. My biggest problem with vala is GNome's lack of interest in it. A couple of years ago they even tweeted out not to use vala for any new projects. Too bad - it has a lot of potential, but little support from it's owners.

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gavr • Edited

A couple of years ago they even tweeted out not to use vala for any new projects.

One Rust fun not all GNOME dude. There detailed answer from vala dev.

Also here top GNOME repos ordered by language C: 225, Vala: 44 Python: 32, C++: 18. Link

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Bruce Davidson

Where he says that Vala is not a real programming language? At least the open source community is giving it more love these days - it gives me hope :)