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Leon Brocard (aka acme) is an orange-loving Perl eurohacker with many varied contributions to the Perl community, including the GraphViz module on the CPAN. YAPC::Europe was all his fault. He is still looking for a Perl Monger group he can start which begins with the letter 'D'.

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Tuesday September 25, 2007
04:57 AM

Vala

[ #34538 ]

I'd been thinking recently about virtual machines based around GLib, so it was a pleasant surprise to come across the Gnome Project's Vala:

Vala is a new 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.

It's based around GObject and of course, it's yet another language, but it's mostly like C#. See the examples.

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  • Ooh, I thought about that too - about seven years ago [perl.com]. Although glib will probably now be at the point where it's a lot more functional...
    • indeed; for instance, GLib finally has a wrapper around PCRE (interal copy, to share the unicode tables). :-)

      it seems that now even QT use the GLib's main loop, if present, because frankly it's better than most (if not all) select-based implementations out there (thread safe, pluggable, portable).
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