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Discussion on: Q: How Much of "the Kotlin Way" Is the Right Way?

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Jean-Michel Fayard πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄

Mmh, that's a very valid point.
There is no single answer IMHO.

Sometimes it's useful to reinvent the wheel and to break with the Java world.
Coroutines is probably the best example.
Kotlintest is so much better than junit.
DI in pure Kotlin is so much simpler than dagger.

Generally the best approach is more to add on top of the existing Java library the few things that makes it nice to use from Kotlin.

The logic of making it nicer for Kotlin can definitely be pushed too far. Kotlinpoet for example has all those builders to make it usable from Java. Ain't that obsolete and clumsy? I thought so. Not anymore. It's not a big deal in practice. Not splitting communities is more important.