I have a small project with mixed .java and .kt files. We’re going to deploy onto a linux server and had planned to create a simple custom build script, rather than relying on Ant/Maven. However, I just realized that the servers would not have
kotlinc, and so we couldn’t complie the .kt files. Working in a large enterprise, it’s probably easier to just transcribe the kotlin files back to java and use
javac than try to get the kotlin compiler installed on our servers.
My question: if I were to use maven/ant, would this circumvent the need to have
kotlinc installed on these boxes, or would the build tool just be calling
kotlinc under the hood anyway?