Kotlin Getting started with Kotlin Hello World


All Kotlin programs start at the main function. Here is an example of a simple Kotlin "Hello World" program:

package my.program

fun main(args: Array<String>) {
    println("Hello, world!")

Place the above code into a file named Main.kt (this filename is entirely arbitrary)

When targeting the JVM, the function will be compiled as a static method in a class with a name derived from the filename. In the above example, the main class to run would be my.program.MainKt.

To change the name of the class that contains top-level functions for a particular file, place the following annotation at the top of the file above the package statement:


In this example, the main class to run would now be my.program.MyApp.

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