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Get rid of `get` prefix for Kotlin property getters

One of the nice things Kotlin provides is interoperability with Java. Existing Java code can just call Kotlin classes/methods as if they were Java classes/methods. However, when it comes to property getters, the equivalent Java method would have a get prefix. This is can be a little bit annoying.

Let's say we have this Experiment class has two getters started and ended:

class Experiment {
  val started get() = // fancy logic
  val ended get() = // another fancy logic
}

When calling those two getters from Java, it'd be experiment.getStarted() and experiment.getEnded(). The extra get prefix is a little redundant. There's a small trick we can do to avoid that is to use @JvmName annotation. Just annotate the property getter like this:

class Experiment {
  val started @JvmName("started") get() = // fancy logic
  val ended @JvmName("ended") get() = // another fancy logic
}

Then, in Java, we now are be able to just call experiment.started().