Posted by: Anonymous
on December 13, 2008 01:12 AM
Vala does have documentation. It isn't complete but neither is the language. Vala isn't even 1.0 yet. The existing documentation is good enough for any programmer to get started though. The syntax isn't anything esoteric, it's pretty standard fare. Like a previous comment stated, the real beauty of Vala is it's native mapping to GNOME libraries. I feel bad for the GNOME developers because it seems like there are warring factions of language nazis that either do or don't want mono, python, vala, java, or plain old C as the default language for developing applications. I think Vala will win out though because it doesn't have any of the overhead of any of the VM languages or scripting languages, maps very neatly to the GNOME libraries, and has near C speed.