MICHAEL MASLENKO thinks this is interesting: 5.4.2. SAM constructors: explicit conversion of lambdas to functional interfaces From Chapter 5. Programming with lambdas from Kotlin in Action by Svetlana Isakova, Dmitry Jemerov Publisher: Manning Publications Released: February 2017 Note 7 all this is required for compatibility w existing J libs Share this highlight http://www.safaribooksonline.com/a/kotlin-in-action/8918973/ Twitter Facebook Google Plus Email Get Instant Access Now Start a Free Trial Have an account? Sign in. Minimise Unlock the rest of Kotlin in Action and 30,000 other books and videos By clicking this box, you confirm that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions of our Membership Agreement, and you understand that when your trial period ends, you will be required to provide billing information if you wish to continue using the service. Unlock the rest of this book Start a Free 10-Day Trial loading Learn about Safari for Business Have an account? Sign in.