One year ago Kotlin was announced as a first-class supported language for Android. For many this was the first time we heard about Kotlin. And it seemed to be the holy grail of programming languages.
Not only did Kotlin have modern features, it also seemed to be evolving very fast. There was a Kotlin language features survey, which was very timely released shortly before the announcement at Google IO. A dream come true: Kotlin developers care for our opinions and try to satisfy them.
One year has past since those early days many of us learned about Kotlin. And the promise of fast language evolution was not kept. Sure, there is lots of development regarding Kotlin API, tooling and frameworks, like Kotin’s great coroutines, Kotlin Native, Kotlin JS, multi platform projects, IntelliJ plugin etc. But there is no visible development regarding language features.
What happened to the language features survey? What happened to the openness regarding language feature plans that we faced a year ago?