Rahul Chhodde
Aug 15, 2022 ⋅ 7 min read

Initializing lazy and lateinit variables in Kotlin

Rahul Chhodde I'm a software developer with over seven years of experience in different web technologies.

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One Reply to "Initializing <code>lazy</code> and <code>lateinit</code> variables in Kotlin"

  1. The `pi` example here is a bit misguided, because using `lazy` for that will consume more memory than just initialising the constant value.

    The one case where I would consider making `pi` lazy is if you are writing an arbitrary precision arithmetic library and have to calculate the value, because calculating the value can be very expensive if the caller asks for a large number of digits.

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