Kotlin Is Changing

Manpreet Singh
2 min readMay 21, 2022

Welcome back! Kotlin is an awesome programming language with a ton of capability, if you’re new to Kotlin, check out the link below to learn more about it:

So, let’s take a look at the next version of Kotlin, this specific version is Kotlin 1.7! Here is a link to their GitHub release log:

Let’s take a look at some of the changes with this new version of Kotlin!

Builder Interface Changes

One of the coolest changes with this new update is with the Builder Interface changes, this specific change is helpful when calling generic builder functions, this specific update is expected within Kotlin version 1.7!

Matching With Regex

This new version of Kotlin also brings the ability to see if a regular expression has an exact match or not, this is an awesome feature.

Updates To Memory Manager

Another big change with this update includes a new native memory manager, this should bring some performance improvements to this newer version of Kotlin.

Return Of Min Max Functions

This new version of Kotlin brings back the min() and the max() functions, this will allow you to utilize these features within Kotlin now!

There you have it! Do you plan on updating to this new version of Kotlin when it comes out? I would love to hear your thoughts about this!

Thanks So Much!

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Thanks so much for reading!

Manpreet Singh

Data Scientist / Engineer!