Seeking for help: support Kotlin in ActFramework

I like the Kotlin as an new JVM language, it’s simple, elegant and expressive. I really want to support Kotlin in my new MVC fullstack framework: ActFramework.

One important feature of ActFramework is hot-reloading at dev mode. I rely on ecj to compile source code in memory to support it.

I am looking for a way to add support to kt source and I need:

  • An API to call compiler to compile a list of source code in memory (not from build tool, e.g. maven/gradle etc)
  • An API to callback when compiling looking for a dependency type (like ecj’s INamedEnvironment)
  • (Optionally) Able to compile mixed Java source and kt source list

Any clue or help is appreciated!

AFAIK, there is no such public API provided by Kotlin compiler at this moment.

If you’re curious, you can explore Kotlin-to-JVM compiler entry point here, but note that you’re doing it at your own risk.

Thanks ilya. Is that K2JVMCompiler able to compile mixed Java/KT source files?