Reference to Enum.valueOf()


I’d like to ask how to get reference to SomeEnum.valueOf(), so i can use it as parameter of type xf: (String) -> T. I can use it indirectly via lambda etc., but it is compiled to extra pieces of code.

I don’t think it is possible because the valueOf() function is not a member function but rather a companion object function of the enum class.

You can see an example of this in the stdlib: CharCategory.valueOf()

You can reference companion object functions as Class.Companion::function, but this does not work here. If you add companion to enum with helper function doing conversion, it is referencable, but
it results in other extra code.