I wanted to learn more about Kotlin, so I implemented a simple finite state machine. In this implementation, if an invalid event is passed to the state machine, then it goes into an “error” state, but we never check for the error state soooo… that’s helpful. Also, a current state and an event can be associated with a particular action. Figuring out how to trigger this action led me to use the
invoke() method, of which I was previously unaware. In a more realistic implementation we’d probably want a pre-transition action, and a post-transition action.