Kotlin is very expressive language, but like Scala it lacks of ternary operator. Currently language provided alternative
if looks a bit verbose.
val result = if (myExpression) 1 else 2
Compared to a classical Java or C++ variant
int result = myExpression ? 1 : 2
Unlike Scala, Kotlin allows only fixed names for operators, so we cant fully reproduce classic syntax, but we can have something similar
val result = myExpression % 1 / 2
If you want to use complex boolean expression, you can wrap it in braces
val result = (a == null && b > 5) % 1 / 2
The impcat I see here is temporaty object creation, probably
inline can't help.