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