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Erik Nelson

Your initial post didn't have much context and I don't know your familiarity with Kotlin so I was just checking it wasn't a common mistake someone coming from Java can make like using double bang (!!) all over the place.

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Haris Secic • Edited on

That happens to. However null safety has no need for context, by default you have non-nullable stuff. Then you add ?. Then you know some things will be 100% there like val id? will not be null when getting it from DB and there you go with !! . So null safety is not having things nullable but rather the opposite - the Kotlin way of not having anything by default as nullable. At least this is how I make things shorter an easier for myself when using no context.