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Java preferably not to be mentioned in the book at all. Not even as a bad example.
A look in Wikipedia yields:
It would be fair to say, under the above circumstances, that what you ask for is impossible - by design.
I think that book, the Kotlin Apprentice might be the best one can find.
Thank you very much, I appreciate it.
Heh, I did avoid it for my entire career. I was pretty much able to stay in the firmware/embedded field since the late 70's. I enjoyed the the low level nitty-gritty stuff, and some DSP stuff for flavoring!
This first one really builds and teaches Kotlin in good steps and I like the way the Functional aspects are explained. This book helped me understand functional programming and syntax in other arenas more clearly than any other book I've found.
Not sure if this is in violation of your request to find a book that doesn't treat Kotlin as an alternative to Java, but thought I'd share nonetheless. Neil Smyth has a book (here's a preview: https://www.ebookfrenzy.com/pdf_previews/Kotlin35EssentialsPreview.pdf) that does focus on Android development but has pretty good coverage on Kotlin (Chapters 11 through 17). You can use the Kotlin on-line playground for experimentation = https://try.kotl.in. Neil Smyth and his publisher seem to be pretty good about refreshing it as new versions of Android Studio come out. I have the 3.3 book and since then, there's been 3.4 and 3.5; I assume that 3.6 is coming soon.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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