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Kotlin in Action by Svetlana Isakova, Dmitry Jemerov

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Chapter 4. Classes, objects, and interfaces

This chapter covers

  • Classes and interfaces
  • Nontrivial properties and constructors
  • Data classes
  • Class delegation
  • Using the object keyword

This chapter gives you a deeper understanding of working with classes in Kotlin. In chapter 2, you saw the basic syntax for declaring a class. You know how to declare methods and properties, use simple primary constructors (aren’t they nice?), and work with enums. But there’s more to see.

Kotlin’s classes and interfaces differ a bit from their Java counterparts: for example, interfaces can contain property declarations. Unlike in Java, Kotlin’s declarations are final and public by default. In addition, nested classes aren’t inner by default: they don’t contain ...

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