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Hullaballoonatic

07/21/2019, 4:53 PM
Also, why is the language named "Kotlin"?
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Shawn

07/21/2019, 5:00 PM
only tangentially related, but… the examples and copy on this page are decidedly not good lmao
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Kotlin provides Data Classes to define classes that store only properties. In Java programming, classes that store only properties are not unusual, but regular classes are used for this purpose. Kotlin has given provision to exclusively define classes that store properties alone. These data classes do not have any methods but only properties. A data class does not contain a body, unlike a regular class. data keyword is used before class keyword to define a data class.
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mbonnin

07/21/2019, 5:07 PM
Yea and it doesn't organize information very well. The spread operator does look like it should be in position #4
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louiscad

07/22/2019, 9:57 PM
Anyone can edit Wikipedia. You are not even required to create an account (but your IP address wil be used instead as long as it's not blacklisted). So, why not improve it?
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mbonnin

07/22/2019, 9:58 PM
Because I'm trying to get a multiplatform project working first 🙂
@louiscad got a bit of time to kill waiting for a meeting so I made my first wikipedia edit: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kotlin_(programming_language)&diff=907666841&oldid=907398808. I hope I don't sound too much as a fan boy !
It's really the warm up, the section that needs the more love is certainly not the adoption one but I'm quite new to the process so let's see how this one goes first
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louiscad

07/24/2019, 1:54 PM
That's a great start!
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Shawn

07/24/2019, 2:35 PM
If you plan on working on the page a bit more, I’d strongly recommend giving this contribution page a read: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Writing_better_articles#Tone
or, at least that section anyhow
One of the biggest problems with many relatively nascent development-adjacent articles is a lack of consistent tone and presentation. This results in a very “tech blogger” feel which is rather inappropriate for Wikipedia and, imo, hurts the image of the subject
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mbonnin

07/24/2019, 6:47 PM
Thanks. Are you saying that in relation to my change or as a more general advice ?
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Shawn

07/24/2019, 6:49 PM
Just general advice, not trying to call you out specifically
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mbonnin

07/24/2019, 7:35 PM
Ok thanks. Asking in case I could change something there. Don't hesitate if you see things could be rephrased (or well I guess you can edit directly too :))
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