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Nice post, mill is IMHO super useful library for Java programmers (for those who did not switch to Kotlin yet or maintaining legacy code written in Java :)).


I’m of the opinion that if you can’t sell switching to Haskell, then push for kotlin. It just makes writing JVM code more sane.

The only wackiness comes when you run into a library that is cheating with reflection to overcome the lack of sum or product types in Java. (I’M LOOKING AT YOU, GREMLIN!)


Ha, nice point, Jon,

to be fair, I have to admit that I'm Kotlin enthusiast...but still write much of my code in Java because of.....just because. I have a reasons for it.


And why not Groovy or Scala instead of Kotlin? TIOBE index shows Groovy(17 today used to be way below) getting way above Kotlin nowadays while the Kotlin gets lower (39 used to be about 35 I think).

Also I played with Kotiln and dislike it as do some other people that use JVM stuff not only me, so why would you assume Kotlin would be better choice?

I really need someone to explain to me what's so great about this language that Groovy or Scala couldn't provide. The only thing is Google and Android in my opinion.

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