"The GNOME project has a new tool coming into its own that
enables developers to produce GObject libraries using the
high-level Vala, as if they had used C. Blue GNU got Jürg
Billeter to discuss the up and coming Vala platform.
"If you want to develop GNOME applications using a high-level
language, but can't or won't use C3 or Java, then you can look
forward to GNOME's Vala development platform. Vala offers the
advantages of C3 and Java, but with improved performance, low
memory requirements, and looks as if you had developed your GObject
library in C..."