Why Kotlin is my next programming language
Mike Hearn

Just no, 1000 times no ironically for all the reasons you suggest are pros of adoption, using a JVM, dependency on an IDE, vendor lock in for the “good stuff”, standard libraries, etc.

By the way, I challenge you to provide one shred of data supporting your claims that Kotlin is better than Go for the reasons you chose against it. In the end, I will take a language forged in the fires of Google’s 1000s of developers over one fundamentally attempting to meet the same “practical” needs from a tiny IDE company. Come on. They make a pretty IDE, lol. IDEs are for noobs anyway, sorry, just the facts.

I would forgo commenting but anyone reading this should know this is a very, very bad idea.

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