Nullability – val and var revisited

When we declare an instance of a class with val it does not mean we cannot change the value held in the properties. What determines whether we can reassign the values held by the properties is whether the properties themselves are val or var.

When we declare an instance of a class with val, it just means we cannot reassign another instance to it. When we want to reassign to an instance, we must declare it with var. Here are some examples:

val someInstance = SomeClass()
someInstance.someMutableProperty = 1// This was declared as var
someInstance.someMutableProperty = 2// So we can change it

someInstance.someImutableProperty = 1
// This was declared with val. ERROR!

In the preceding hypothetical code, an instance ...

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