A bit of Kotlin — Logger Extension

Creating a SLF4J logger is sometimes clumsy. Not that it would be very complex. But what I like about Kotlin is its expressive, yet compact spelling. An extension function can help!

Normally one would use the SLF4J LoggerFactory and give it a Java class. Unfortunately, you can not directly pass the Kotlin class (KClass), but still have to add a .java. That makes the whole line somehow ugly.

With an extension function you can make the whole more beautiful and expressive.

From now on you can create a new logger with *::class.logger() .

Happy logging!

Tristan “tril” Lins

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