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Fibers and Actors in Kotlin with Quasar

In the previous post we mentioned that the Quasar library now supports Kotlin, providing awesome support for fibers (lightweight threads), Go-like channels, Erlang-like actors, and other asynchronous tools.

Our friends from Parallel Universe have published a blog post that dives into details of using Quasar with Kotlin. Even in the unlikely case that multithreading doesn’t concern you much, Quasar/Kotlin integration is a great example of a “DSL” library written in Kotlin, it uses

  • data classes
  • top-level functions
  • lambdas
  • annotated expressions
  • when-expressions
  • inline functions

to build a natural-looking and efficient API, and the blog post explains it very well.

Enjoy!

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