Kotlin doesn't see Java Lombok accessors?

Using Kotlin 1.0.0 release (compiling in IntelliJ 15).


When it tries to compile code (in IntelliJ or Gradle) that references Lombok based POJOs it gives the error "Cannot access 'foo': it is 'private' in "MyPojo". Which is true, they're all private and my object has @Value @Builder for lombok annotations.

I've tried specifically calling getFoo(), but it says "unresolved reference for getFoo". There's perhaps some trick to make Kotlin aware of how to handle the lombok annotations?


  • Generally, no, it doesn't. The reason of that behavior is that Lombok is an annotation processor for javac but when the kotlin compiler runs it uses javac as well but with no annotation processing so this is why kotlin don't see declarations that wasn't yet generated.

    The only workaround for now is to define strict compilation order: Java first and after that kotlin. Unfortunately this approach has great disadvantage: you can't use Kotlin code from Java in this case. To workaround it you may need multimodule project that may cause a lot of pain