Hello. I recently started to learn Kotlin (well not that recently, more like half a year of 8 hours coding everyday) and i somehow feel like there could be a better option for variables initialisation that cannot hold null values, but cannot be ‘visibly’ initialised. For instance, in android framework, almost everything we code has an implicit class that has no constructor available (activity, fragment, service, dialogfragment), which means the init block to initialise variable won’t work either.
So for instance, i have to declare a couple of variable within an activity. I end up using
Delegates.notNull(), but i find this solution not right at all. I may be a bit paranoid, but simple variables that are, for instance, initialised in onCreate must be declared like that. Even a simple Int that we are reading from a intent, must be wrapped in a class (Delegates.notNull). Isn’t it any other way of accomplish this? Like the possibility to write, for example,
val someVariable: Int, and then initialise in onCreate without the compiler always checking for ‘variable not initialised’ stuff. It will obviously be up to the user to make sure the variables are initialised before accessed, but that’s how java is anyway