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Discussion on: Make impossible states impossible - Kotlin edition

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I've had the exact same dilemma and for the moment my loosely-held conclusion is that Option is unnecessary in Kotlin. Perhaps if you use Arrow it provides syntax sugar with monad comprehensions but I wouldn't say that's a good enough reason to use it over built-in nullables.

The only case where I think using Option or Optional has an advantage is when your code needs to be used from Java and you want to keep null-safety. Would this apply to Typescript and Javascript?